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2016 CATENA Alta Cabernet Sauvignon

CATENA Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

55.97* CAD

$55.97* * Suggested retail price

  • 13 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 521831
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Speculative
  • Status
  • Status
  • Store Only
  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Dénomination origine (DOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Lujan de Cuyo
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 94 %
    Cabernet Franc 6 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • 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...

    See the CATENA detail page for more information on this brand

  • Viticultural notes

    Grapes were sourced from Lot 3 of the La Pirámide vineyard (Luján de Cuyo), Lot 2 of the Domingo vineyard (Uco Valley) and Lot 2 of the Nicasia Vineyard (Uco Valley).

  • Winemaking notes

    The grapes were treated individually based on vineyard site; fermentation and maceration occurred for 28-30 days. Wild yeasts were used and malolactic fermentation occurred in barrel. Wine was aged for 18 months in French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.

Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    June 2018

    The 2016 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon was bottled November 2017 and was also available for tasting even though the wine will be released in 2019. It's a phenomenal effort of freshness, elegance and finesse while being faithful to the variety. Really impressive.

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  • - 92 Points -

    March 2018

    Another 2016 from this producer with plenty of cocoa and cassis. The crisp acidity makes this bold wine very lively and suggests it will age very well.

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  • - 90 Points -

    May 2018

    This is a big blend by anyone’s standards at 480,000 bottles, made with admirable consistency from a combination of vineyards in Luján and the Uco Valley. Rich, smooth and concentrated, it has layers of cassis and herbal fruit and textured tannins.

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