2012 Catena Malbec

Category: Argentina SKU: 72191 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Bodega Catena Zapata
Region: Mendoza
Varietal: Malbec Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: WS 90
Price: $16.99
Reg: $24.99
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2012 Catena Malbec

Winemaker's Notes:

The Catena family has conducted extensive research into the soils and microclimates of Mendoza's high altitude wine country in the foothills of the Andes mountains. At different altitudes, the family’s Malbec vineyards express a unique profile of aromas and flavors: the ripe plum fruit flavors and silky texture of the Angelica vineyard (2,850’ elevation); the dark fruit character and pepper notes of the La Pirámide vineyard (3,100’ elevation); the black cherry aromas and excellent structure of the La Consulta vineyard (3,870’ elevation); the explosive floral aromatics full, concentrated mouthfeel of the Adrianna vineyard (5,000’). The blend of these components creates a wine of unique character that has balance, concentration and a strong varietal identity.

Reviews

Wine Spectator 90 Points

An intense red, showing concentrated flavors of dark plum, kirsch, dried beef and baker's chocolate flanked by notes of tobacco leaf and ginger. The powerful finish is filled with sanguine details. Drink now through 2020. 100,000 cases imported.–KM