Catena Malbec 2016

Original Price $28.00
Current Price $19.97

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92pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
Grapes from four different vineyards have been masterfully woven together to give us this Catena Malbec. This classic Malbec has it all: ripe red fruit, floral aromas, and a hint of pepper, all wrapped up in great structure and an intense, lush mouthfeel. Pair it with sweet barbecue dishes and grilled meats, sausage and even tuna. While you're contemplating the possibilities, luxuriate in a glass with a sturdy Pecorino cheese and some black olives. After you've whet your appetites, we suggest roast duck with sausage and lentils. To play up the pepper nuance, a great choice is Korean short ribs with sesame oil, soy sauce, onions and garlic. Delicioso. This smooth red works well with rich pastas too. We love it with pappardelle served with a tomato-based lamb ragout. If you're in the mood for something simple, the Catena is perfect with a mushroom or sausage pizza, or one with both! That Pecorino will do just as good a job finishing the meal as it will starting it. Or, you could have a chocolate molten dessert with your last glass... Savory or sweet winelovers?

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The fresh, floral and expressive 2016 Catena Malbec blends grapes from different parts of Mendoza: Lunlunta, Agrelo, Altamira El Cepillo and Gualtallary. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French and American oak barrels for an average of 12 months. It's straight and a little austere but has deep flavors. Superb quality for the price and volume. Drink date: 2018 - 2023." Jun 2018

Winery: "A Blend of Four Vineyards - vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times:
  • Lunlunta 3,018 ft (920m) elevation: ripe plum fruit flavors and silky texture.
  • Agrelo 3,117 ft (950 m) elevation: dark fruit character, dense mid-palate and pepper notes.
  • Altamira en La Consulta 3,593 ft (1,095 m) elevation: black cherry aromas and excellent structure.
  • Gualtallary 4,757 ft (1,450 m) elevation: explosive floral aromatics and full, concentrated mouthfeel."

Bottle: 750ml, cork
Varietal: 100% Malbec
Aging: 12-14 months in barrel, 1st, 2nd and 3rd use
Acidity: 5.55g/L
pH: 3.72
Alcohol: 13.5%
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Original Price $28.00
Current Price $19.97

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