Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


Cabernet Sauvignon

Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Product type
Still wine
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Cabernet Sauvignon 100 %
Closure type
Winery's website

About this winery

At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Notes about product

A Blend of Four Vineyards - vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times: Agrelo 3,117 ft (950 m) elevation: aluvial origin. Clay topsoil with rounded rocks on the bottom. Villa Bastías 3,675 ft (1,120 m) elevation: aluvial origin. Silt loamy soil with limestone on the bottom. Paraje Altamira en La Consulta 3,593 ft (1,095 m) elevation: aluvial origin. Loamy soil, with rounded rocks on the bottom. El Cepillo, Eugenio Bustos 3,593 ft (1,090 m) elevation: aluvial origin. Loam-sandy soil with thick calcareous layers and rounded rocks on the bottom.

Winemaking notes

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks for 14 days and spent 20-23 days in post-fermentation maceration using wild yeasts. Aged for 10 months in barrel. Barrel selection varied depending on vineyard and vintage -First, second and third use barrels were used.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 93 points -

March 2019

Sweet flowers and tobacco with roses and dark berries on the nose, following through to a medium to full body, silky and bright tannins and a delicious finish.

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Wine Advocate

- 91 points -

October 2019

The varietal 2018 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon is very approachable, balsamic and aromatic with the herbal side of the grape. It has a juicy mouthfeel, fine-grained tannins and a dry, serious finish.

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