Expanding on the vineyard lots previously used in this wine, the 2003 vintage is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from...Read more...
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Just incredible, In the top two best malbecs I have tasted. Dark chocolate and mocha on the note. Very intense with dark rich fruit coming though. Taste is even better which I did not expect. Coffee, chocolate expresso, and mocha are in full force. Some of the strongest I have come across. Rich dark fruit, great structure, smooth finish. Costco had it for $30!!! 93pts.
Expanding on the vineyard lots previously used in this wine, the 2003 vintage is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the lime, clay soil in Lot 3 of the La Pirámide vineyard, the sandy, lime soil of Lot 3 in the Domingo vineyard, and the sandy soil in Lot 5 of the Adrianna vineyard. All three vineyards experienced slightly warmer than usual March temperatures, with average temperatures in La Pirámide 1.9° C above normal, thermal amplitudes some 3° C less in Domingo, and average temperatures 2° C higher than usual in Adrianna. As a result La Pirámide offered ripe, concentrated cassis flavors with a rich, plush texture; Domingo presented a fresh ripeness with a structured frame; and the Adrianna vineyard added an excellent opaque violet color, ripe black cherry flavors and finely grained tannins. This vintage should be enjoyed in 6 to 8 years and will continue to improve over the following 14 years. Name: Catena Alta Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2003 Vineyards: La Piramide Vineyard, Agrelo district, 3,100’ elevation Domingo Vineyard, Villa Bastias district, 3,700’ elevation Adrianna Vineyard, Gualtallary district, 4,550’ elevation Harvest Date: La Piramide Vineyard: April 10, 2003 Domingo Vineyard, April 14, 2003 Adrianna Vineyard, April 26, 2003 Fermentation: Max. Temp. 28° C for a 14 day fermentation and 28 day maceration. Aging: 15 months in French oak, 80% new Alcohol: 14.2% vol Acidity/pH: 5.70/3.60 Fining/Filtration: Unfined/Unfiltered Production: 4,000 9 liter cases
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