Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America

$50.99
Item No. 27746
  • red wine
  • RP92
  • ST92
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1997 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep red, almost opaque, color. The nose is filled with intensely concentrated raspberry and cassis aromas, with nuances of toast and vanilla from oak aging. Its soft up front, but has a full-bodied middle and a ripe, lingering finish filled with balanced acidity and mature tannins. Catena Alta Cabernet will only be made in exceptional vintage years.

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Bodega Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's high altitude Malbec pioneers. The Catena family began making wine in Mendoza in 1902. Nicolas Catena, third generation family vintner, was one of the first to see the potential of Mendoza's mountain vineyards for producing high quality Malbec. In 1994, he became the first Argentine to exprot a world-class bottling of Malbec under the...

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(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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