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Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2006

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Tasting Notes :Parker hailed him as "Wine Personality of the Year": Nicolas Catena... Argentina's Visionary. One of our biggest joys is tasting thru Catena's extraordinary portfolio, which we did last week, most were new releases. There is no finer portfolio in the world.

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Blending different varietals, different lots and even different vintages is an art as old as winemaking itself. In Bordeaux, the blending of the famous five - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec - is a centuries old art. Each component is thought to add a level of complexity to the wine. Over the past 20 years, Nicolás and Laura Catena and their vineyard manage... Read more
Blending different varietals, different lots and even different vintages is an art as old as winemaking itself. In Bordeaux, the blending of the famous five - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec - is a centuries old art. Each component is thought to add a level of complexity to the wine. Over the past 20 years, Nicolás and Laura Catena and their vineyard management team have worked tirelessly in the discovery, identification and development of key microclimates in the high altitude wine country of Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolás Catena has planted an almost countless number of varietals and clones throughout his mountain vineyard sites. This quest for quality lead Nicolás and Laura Catena to a crucial discovery regarding the influence of altitude on grape cultivation in Mendoza. Observing the important differences in soil types, average temperatures and thermal amplitudes that exist at varying altitudes, he found that vineyard sites which are just a few kilometers apart can have vast differences in altitude and possess remarkably different microclimates. Read less

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Snooth User: pyxxie
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10/10/2010

Delicious and well-balanced.


External Reviews for Catena Chardonnay Mendoza

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
01/15/2009

Light gold-colored with a slight green tint, it exhibits a nose of slate, toast, butterscotch, pear, and apple. Medium-bodied, the wine is nicely balanced by crisp acidity, and the flavors are intense and persistent. Drink this outstanding value over the next 1-2 years.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

Argentina's great international success, Catena sets high standards for their wines. In fact, they've repeatedly skipped vintages when they felt the wines have been anything short of excellent. 2006 is a vintage that made the cut: this Chardonnay is loaded with toasty apples and great acidity.



Tasting Notes :Parker hailed him as "Wine Personality of the Year": Nicolas Catena... Argentina's Visionary. One of our biggest joys is tasting thru Catena's extraordinary portfolio, which we did last week, most were new releases. There is no finer portfolio in the world.

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