Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The 2007 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon presents a dark opaque violet color with garnet hues. The wine shows ripe dark fruits with notes of fresh herbs and sweet spice. The palate presents
additional layers of leather and cigar box, a soft, creamy texture and finishes with finely grained
tannins and fresh acidity.
"Deep, lush, balanced and okay, with bacon, floral notes and huge raspberry and cassis aromas. Layered and structured across the palate, with concentration and balance to go with lusty cassis, blackberry, mocha and spice flavors. Finishes toasty and dark, with waves of espresso and mocha. Drink now-2015/Cellar Selection."
"Based on La Pirámide Vineyard in Agrelo, this blend also includes fruit from other zones of Mendoza to create complex flavors that fan out into cherries, cassis and exotic spices. A firm structure frames its power, and promises a long life ahead."
Wine & Spirits
"Catena Zapata's newest releases continue the high standards established by this Bodega virtually from its onset, a tribute to Nicolas Catena who continues to oversee his empire."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright saturated ruby. Perfumed, high-pitched aromas of crushed blackberry, black raspberry, violet, bitter chocolate, cola and leather. Juicy and nicely delineated, with lovely inner-mouth energy intensifying the dark fruit and bitter chocolate flavors. Boasts a lovely penetrating sweetness without overripeness. Finishes long and serious, with suave, building tannins."
International Wine Cellar
"Flashy, with silky tannins framing the cassis and boysenberry notes, as toasty hints of mocha and licorice linger on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2012."
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