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This chardonnay not as creamy and rich as prior editions from Catena, but it offers a pleasant pear bouquet and a straightforward, lively flavor th... Read more
Delicious and well-balanced. Read more
Golden-straw color. Tangy aromas of honey, nuts and curry powder. Fat and spicy, and slightly pètillant. Boasts rather thick honey and apricot flav... Read more
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This chardonnay not as creamy and rich as prior editions from Catena, but it offers a pleasant pear bouquet and a straightforward, lively flavor that gets sweeter and juicier with a little time. It may disappoint a little right out of the bottle, but it’s worth hanging in there. (AV 87, http://argovino.com/?p=884)
Delicious and well-balanced.
External Reviews for Catena Chardonnay Mendoza
Golden-straw color. Tangy aromas of honey, nuts and curry powder. Fat and spicy, and slightly pètillant. Boasts rather thick honey and apricot flavors (and a bit of residual sugar?) yet manages to be fresh and spicy. Finishes with good length.
A touch creamy and showing fresh corn and haystack on the nose, but in the mouth itandrsquo;s plump, good and mild, with fleshy white fruit flavors sitting in front of a smooth, lightly pithy finish. Yes, itandrsquo;s another warm-climate tropical Chardonnay. But itandrsquo;s a good one thatandrsquo;s easy to drink.
Exhibits a Burgundian-like leesy, smoky, toasty, roasted nut and tropical fruit-scented nose of moderate complexity. In the mouth, it is rich, concentrated and nicely-textured, with medium to full body, and gobs of ripe, honeyed, citrusy fruit with orange and tangerine notes. This is a delicious, complex, Burgundian-styled Chardonnay for drinking over the next 2 years.
"The 2009 Catena Chardonnay combines the unique expressions of two high altitude Catena estate vineyards. The Agrelo vineyard offers honeyed stone fruit flavors with a rich
Spicy aromas follow through on the palate to notes of pineapple, melon and citrus zest that lead to a chalky finish. Drink now.
Catena continues to produce excellent chardonnay in a lush, California style set by Paul Hobbs in the early '90s. The '95 is a particularly friendly and inviting wine, balanced among elements of fresh pineapple-scented fruit, mineral complexities from aging on the lees, and forward scents of oak. It's already well evolved, generous and fleshy, ready to enjoy with a simple roast chicken or pork loin.
A touch creamy and showing fresh corn and haystack on the nose, but in the mouth it’s plump, good and mild, with fleshy white fruit flavors sitting in front of a smooth, lightly pithy finish. Yes, it’s another warm-climate tropical Chardonnay. But it’s a good one that’s easy to drink.
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