Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

CATENA

Cabernet Sauvignon
2019

$23.99*

* Suggested retail price
Product code
427849
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Specialty
Status
Store Only
Product type
Still wine
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Geographical Indication (GI)
Region
Mendoza
Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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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 -

April 2020

Lots of spice and hints of dried herbs to the currant and berry aromas. Medium to full body. Firm, lightly chewy tannins and a balanced finish.

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Vinous

- 92 points -

October 2020

A majority Cabernet Sauvignon with 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot from Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley that spent 12 months in French barrels, resulting in a degree of complexity. The nose offers black currant, blueberry and pepper and a hint of pyrazine, along with sandalwood and incense notes. Juicy with fine, firm tannins that fill up the mouth before the flavoursome finish.

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Wine Advocate

- 91 points -

March 2021

As with other wines, the 2019 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon feels notably fresher and more vibrant than the wine from the warmer 2020 vintage. In 2019, it was a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot that felt very integrated, with the grapes complementing each other. The palate is medium-bodied with moderate alcohol and notable freshness. The tannins are fine-grained, and the finish is clean, long and fresh.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 90 points -

May 2020

Less sweet than the straight Catena Malbec, and a better balanced wine in my view, this is an assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon with 9% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Textured, smooth and nicely focused, it has cassis and blackberry fruit, subtle cinnamon oak spice and a fresh, balancing finish.

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