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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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  • Catena Zapata Mendoza Alamos Seleccion Malbec 2006


    100% Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina.This 2012 is aged for 7 months in French and American oak. The aromas are prominently black cherry, blackberry and figs with hints of vanilla and spice. The palate is medium-bodied and showcases extensive spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg with a slight floral touch. Ripe cherry and cassis intermingles well w... Read More

    Wine review by Taste with Stace

  • In my honest opinion the Torrentes, Alto Adige Red, and the Robert Biale ... ... ... thanks Stacole Wines, Catena and Siduri for your welcom Read More

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  • Notable Winery's sharing their story and spilling their blood. ...-Catena- Mendoza ArgentinaArgiolas-  Tuscany ItalyCeretto- Tuscany ItalyVietti- Piedmonte Italy  - thirsty? Read More

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  • The Stacole Holiday Show 2014 MiamiVenue: Rubell Family Collection NW 29th, Miami Florida  1pm-5pm. October 2nd.This is a Vendor Specific venue, and I hope to meet you.!    and Mille Gratis to Robert (Bob) Hudon for the invite. Read More

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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet/Malbec Nicolas Catena Zapata Argentina Red 2004


    Enjoyed this on 4 Sep, 2014. Have had it in my cellar since Nov 2009, so 5 years. Dark purple in colour, strong and intense with blackcurrant and minerals on the nose, plus some coffee and leather, Complex, ripe, and intense on the palate, and maintains a high level of elegance, smoothness while still having some intense power. It could well ha... Read More

    Wine review by Ruski

  • Catena Malbec 2008


    Very bold Read More

    Wine review by gmoserc

  • Welcome Snowman,I think there probably is some database, but the problem is ... ... it is.  I opened a Catena Malbec a few weeks ago that was 2001 and it was dead, like drinking water.I think you're on the right track.  I wouldn't worry about them going bad.  Just don't sit on them for a decade! Enjoy your summer to Read More

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  • I have been an enjoying  wine for many years now, and do not even pretend to know about wines. I just know what I like and always experiment with something new. However I was hoping that maybe I could get some expert advice on this site, since viewing the site it appears that there are many knowledgeable readers here. As I have  said earlier , I... Read More

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  • Ernesto Catena Bonarda Tahuan 2010


    Harsh. Absolutely hated. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • I would go Malbec, a little drier than USA merlot but inexpensive for most ... ... for $20 may get you a Catena.!&nbs Read More

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