Catena

+54261 413 1100 J. Cobos s/n, Agrelo
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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 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 Read more »

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  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • I've tried numerous Alamos and Catena over the years as I can get them pretty cheap in South Florida on sale. I like big wines but...... The big Malbec fruit and the harsh tannins is a kill joy for me even for a daily drinker. I usually look towards Spain or Chilean for my daily QPR's.  Read More

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  • yeah, Alamos is good qpr and so is Catena. Read More

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  • It was actually the first cab sav from Argentina that I can recall ... is ... is between $40-50.  The Catena "Angelica Zapata" malbec (2005) was the best malbec and one of the nicest wines I've had.  I have the 2008 Angelica and will probably open it up in the next year or two.  I won't recommend that you buy the cab.  I know your style :)  I ... Read More

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  •     I had a Spanish monastrell blend and a Catena Zapata Alta cab sav 2004 tonight. The Catena was one of the top three wines I've had in the past year.  Wow.  I wish others could have shared the experience.  It was even better than any Amarone I've had.  That's almost hyperbole, but true.  Read More

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  • 2004 CastelGiocondo Brunello2005 Bodega Catena Zapata "Angelica Zapata" malbeca few BC wines I won't bother writing.... Read More

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  • Hard to say what it exactly is, but we've all had moments when wines were really open and "singing" maybe after a quick decant, or hours of air, they just started to open and catch fire. I can think of quite a few wines that stick out in this way, though it seems like a very unpredictable phenomenon. Also, what the heck is going on with wines th... Read More

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  • Catena Malbec 2012

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    Full bodied ripe black fruit spicy red wine with mellowed tannin Read More

    Wine review by johnfsa


  • Proper storage is crucial for keeping wine longer.  It may not be wine ... ... time.  I had a 2000 Catena malbec earlier this year that was kept in a basement type cellar and it was pretty dead.  Drinkable, but it might as well have been water.I'd be surprised if there was much happening in your Errazuriz.  If it had been in Texas for a few ye... Read More

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  • Okay guys I`m back. Sorry for not getting back sooner but we still have our ... ... or my Alamos wines of catena malbec 2014 from the same region ? Or I can do 19 Crimes red blend 2011 or 19 Crimes Cab Sav 2014. What`l it be guys. I dont have fancy wine but I get my kicks where I can. I have not had the Trapiche before nor the 19 Crimes red b... Read More

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  • Mark, I thought that might be the case, just wanted to clear it all up for the ... ... put the Trapiche 1st and Catena 2nd. Not sure 19 Crimes is really wine, just some commercial stuff with a label/name designed to grab your attention down the market aisle. Could be wrong, but that's my clai Read More

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