Catena Alta Chardonnay 2010

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The Catena Chardonnay 2010 combines expressions of the High altitude vineyards. Adrianna vineyard, the highest one, g...

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Pretty oaky and creamy on the nose with hints of heather and almonds supporting ripe green apple and almost melonny/pumpkin like fruit. Big, rich a... Read more

A finely structured wine, if not generous. The dark honey color is certainly appealing, as is the mix of floral and toasted flavors conveyed to bot... Read more

There s good cut to this medium-bodied white which displays crunchy Honeycrisp apple pear pastry and melon flavors leading to a mineral note in the... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Catena Alta Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,061
4.50 5
11/15/2013

Pretty oaky and creamy on the nose with hints of heather and almonds supporting ripe green apple and almost melonny/pumpkin like fruit. Big, rich and a bit buttery though with plenty of supporting acid. This is a rather flamboyant wine, full of toasty oak spice and vanilla flavors that work well with the honeydew melon and green apple fruit on the palate. The wood takes over on the finish which is a bit short if refreshing. A big, rich Chardonnay with fine underlying tension. 91pts


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Snooth User: Argovino
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4.00 5
04/29/2013

A finely structured wine, if not generous. The dark honey color is certainly appealing, as is the mix of floral and toasted flavors conveyed to both nose and mouth (where they are joined by touches of anise), but the overall character is still rather austere. (AV 88, http://argovino.com/?p=893)


External Reviews for Catena Alta Chardonnay

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/22/2013

There s good cut to this medium-bodied white which displays crunchy Honeycrisp apple pear pastry and melon flavors leading to a mineral note in the finish. Drink now. - NW Wine Spectator. Pale golden in color with a nose that is fairly rich and c... Wine Spectator A Chardonnay wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2010 2010 Catena Zapata Bodegas Catena Alta Chardonnay Chardonnay 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

There s good cut to this medium-bodied white which displays crunchy Honeycrisp apple pear pastry and melon flavors leading to a mineral note in the finish. Drink now. NW Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/20/2012

The nose offers ripe white fruit aromas such as pears and peaches that are interwoven with delicate citrus and floral notes, such as jasmine. The palate shows rich and concentrated ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of minerality. The wine finishes long and complex with crisp, mineral acidity.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

There s good cut to this medium-bodied white which displays crunchy Honeycrisp apple pear pastry and melon flavors leading to a mineral note in the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Bright medium yellow. Subtle stone fruits and brown spices along with a carnal truffley nuance on the perfumed very ripe nose. Juicy suave and fresh in the mouth showing a more unctuous texture than the regular 2011 chardonnay but with plenty of framing energy. The peach and ginger flavors display excellent depth. Finishes dry and stony with insistent minerality and a dusty talc-like texture. Under winemaker Alejandro Vigil Catena is now picking chardonnay as much as two or three weeks


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Pale golden in color with a nose that is fairly rich and complex. Tropical fruits honey lemon and spice are repeated from bouquet to palate of this special selection chardonnay. Incredibly buoyant and light on its feet for 45% new oak this well balanced and flavorful offering is an incredible value and great alternative to many mid-level Cali chard. Tracey Rose.


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11/15/2013

Winemaker's Notes:

For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Laura Catena, great-granddaughter of winery founder Nicola Catena, has created a richly textured Chardonnay blend with floral notes, ripe tropical-fruit flavors, a strong mineral character and excellent acidity. Catena Chardonnay is sourced from the family´s vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo and Tupungato. From the marriage of these historic parcels emerges a wine of a unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.

Tasting Notes:

The Catena Chardonnay 2010 combines expressions of the High altitude vineyards. Adrianna vineyard, the highest one, gives flowers notes and a strong minerality. The Domingo vineyard provides dry fruits and a crisp finish. Finally, La Piramide Vineyard contributes honeyed tropical fruit flavors with an oily mouthfeel. This chardonnay presents a yellow greenish color with aromas of ripe pears, citrus, vanilla and mineral notes. On the palate, it is a clean fresh wine with crisp acidity.

For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Laura Catena, great-granddaughter of winery founder Nicola Catena, has created a richly textured Chardonnay blend with floral notes, ripe tropical-fruit flavors, a strong mineral character and excellent acidity. Catena Chardonnay is sourced from the family´s vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo and Tupungato. From the marriage of these historic parcels emerges a wine of a unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.

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Sugar: 5.8 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.25 grams per liter

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