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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of ... ... wine. 88pts 2011 Catena High Mountain Vines Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Argentina 13.5% $15Imported by: Winebow Inc NYC NYA bit tight on the nose but layered with aromas of cedar, dried flowers, and peppery spice topping sour cherry fruit. Lean and focused o... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late


  • Catena Malbec 2012

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Catena Malbec 2012

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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Blend Lunlunta D.V. Catena Cabernet-Malbec 2003

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  • The sweet blood of grapes just might be the perfect pairing for Spike Lee's ... ... called for a malbec from Catena, a family-owned winery. “In 'He Got Game,' there's an emotional scene about generational change and the father-son dynamic,” he said, “so we went for generational change in a winemaking family.” Though the “science” of pairing win... Read More

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  • That malbec story sounds like a marketing ploy.  Starting with Richard ... for a pittance.  The Catena Alta is still $45 (or $30 in the US) and not $12.  Before you run and buy a case, do some homework.  Maybe this wine is good, and for $16 (US) it should be.  Is it a $90 wine?  I doubt i Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • V V - Sorry to hear about that 2012 Liquid Farm Golden ... wines from Achaval Ferrer, Catena and Paul Hobb's Vina Cobo. As far as we can tell, first one and then another US Importer tried selling the wine at its targeted price - but neither carries the wine today.So, with a new national importer - one that's more concerned about moving cases th... Read More

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  • William,It wasn't a Nicolas.  It was the basic Catena ($20).  I do have an "Angelica Zapata", which is only sold in South America.  I had done a boiler job for a wealthy guy here who had a wine cellar (most of them do, and I try to steer the chit-chat to wine, sometimes allowing a peek at their stuff).  He had mediocre stuff and was admittedly a... Read More

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  • Whew.. DV, A Nicolas Catena '01 should not have died.. Was it sour, bitter, or Flat.... just curious.During 2001 Nicolas Catena was "maker" and Catena was at a peak.. and Catena Wines blossomed. and found the USA.  I repeatedly thought of Cellaring Catena 2001. Not NC Cab or C Alta.. just Catena Malbec.-I think you made a right decision to Cella... Read More

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  • Badge,It's true that the majority of wine is meant to drink nearly ... had ... had the opposite.  A Catena Malbec from 2001 I opened last year and it was DEAD.  I live in BC and have the luxury of several good reviewers to follow.  They give expected drinking windows and then usually re-taste after three years and give a follow-up.&nbs Read More

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