Catena Malbec Argentine Red Wine 750 mL

$19.99

91 Points Wine Advocate August 2015
“As I saw with the Cabernet, the 2013 Catena Malbec also feels fresher than the 2012. It is produced with fruit from Valle de Uco and some 20% from the Luján de Cuyo zone that fermented in a mixture of cement and stainless steel, and partly matured in barrels for some 10 months. The nose is full of violets and black cherries, and is quite perfumed. The palate has lively acidity that makes it extremely fresh, long, pleasant and easy to dink, and it cleanses your palate with the mineral-driven finish. A textbook Malbec to buy by the case. Drink or keep. This has to be one of the best vintages of this popular Malbec. The production figures are mind-boggling, as there are over one million bottles of this wine, so it should be quite easy to find.”

“Catena might be the most important winery in Argentina, producing both quantity and quality, which is something uncommon. There is a very wide range of wines offered at very different price points, with the entry-level offering very good value and the high-end delivering world-class wines. My favorites come from their famous Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary, the most fashionable appellation at the moment, where they were pioneers. Anything wearing the Catena name is guaranteed to deliver what the label says: grape, vintage and place. Why can’t all large producers be like Catena?” – Luis Gutierrez

90+ Points Vinous Media March 2016
“Dark red with ruby tones. Vibrant aromas of pomegranate, cranberry, mint, licorice, chocolate and cocoa powder. Bright and sharply delineated for Malbec, showing an exhilarating coolness to its juicy flavors of crushed plum, blackberry and raspberry. The tannins are suave, pliant and fine-grained. This very attractive Malbec will rely more on its acidity than its tannins for longevity.” – Stephen Tanzer

90 Points Wine Enthusiast February 2016
“Ripe borderline raisiny aromas include earth, cedar and graphite scents. This is concentrated, grabby and fully extracted. Flavors of jammy black fruits blend with spicy saucy notes prior to a finish with flavors of tomato, herbs, salt and gamy meat. Firm acidity guarantees this will last at least another five years before falling off.” – Michael Schachner

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91 Points Wine Advocate August 2015
“As I saw with the Cabernet, the 2013 Catena Malbec also feels fresher than the 2012. It is produced with fruit from Valle de Uco and some 20% from the Luján de Cuyo zone that fermented in a mixture of cement and stainless steel, and partly matured in barrels for some 10 months. The nose is full of violets and black cherries, and is quite perfumed. The palate has lively acidity that makes it extremely fresh, long, pleasant and easy to dink, and it cleanses your palate with the mineral-driven finish. A textbook Malbec to buy by the case. Drink or keep. This has to be one of the best vintages of this popular Malbec. The production figures are mind-boggling, as there are over one million bottles of this wine, so it should be quite easy to find.”

“Catena might be the most important winery in Argentina, producing both quantity and quality, which is something uncommon. There is a very wide range of wines offered at very different price points, with the entry-level offering very good value and the high-end delivering world-class wines. My favorites come from their famous Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary, the most fashionable appellation at the moment, where they were pioneers. Anything wearing the Catena name is guaranteed to deliver what the label says: grape, vintage and place. Why can’t all large producers be like Catena?” – Luis Gutierrez

90+ Points Vinous Media March 2016
“Dark red with ruby tones. Vibrant aromas of pomegranate, cranberry, mint, licorice, chocolate and cocoa powder. Bright and sharply delineated for Malbec, showing an exhilarating coolness to its juicy flavors of crushed plum, blackberry and raspberry. The tannins are suave, pliant and fine-grained. This very attractive Malbec will rely more on its acidity than its tannins for longevity.” – Stephen Tanzer

90 Points Wine Enthusiast February 2016
“Ripe borderline raisiny aromas include earth, cedar and graphite scents. This is concentrated, grabby and fully extracted. Flavors of jammy black fruits blend with spicy saucy notes prior to a finish with flavors of tomato, herbs, salt and gamy meat. Firm acidity guarantees this will last at least another five years before falling off.” – Michael Schachner

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 x 5 x 17 in
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