Staff Pick

Catena Malbec - 2013

Item # 55154 750mL
$17.97/ Single Bottle
$215.64 $194.08/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This is serious Malbec: ripe and rich with aromas of blackberries and cherries, it has a finish that lingers on, with black fruits and firm flavors of spice.


Staff Pick Notes

I like this Malbec because of its black fruit character, dark cherry aromas, ripe fruit flavors, and silky texture that lingers in a persistent and pleasant finish. I like this Malbec because it has great fruit concentration, good fruit/acidity balance, and because it is well-structured. I like this Malbec because it is the result of over a hundred years of dedication and skills of the Catena winery. I like this Malbec because it tells me in every sip the story of the Catena family finding the perfect blending of four different vineyards from the high mountains of the Andes in Argentina, South America. I like this Malbec because it is the true expression of its land and its people.

- MAC

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Argentina

Ever tried a sparkling Malbec? A Patagonian Pinot Noir? Argentine winemakers have long been in a position to experiment, most often with very tasty results. Many grapes flourish here, but none have been as commercially successful as Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the great undiscovered gems is Torrontés, a fresh, aromatic white variety that is best enjoyed young. The red Bonarda grape is...

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Malbec

Known as Côt throughout much of France, Malbec is the dark-skinned variety that put Argentinian wine on the map - and likewise, Argentinian Malbec saved the grape from near obscurity. The Cahors appellation in France still relies on Malbec to distinguish many of its wines, but the area is exceptional in this regard. As the grape can be quite difficult to cultivate, it has become far less popular...

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