The 2004 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon presents a deep, dark violet color with reddish hues. The nose offers intense, focused aromas of ripe cassis and black currant fruit intertwined with notes of tobacco, cedar, and a touch of eucalyptus. The mouthfeel is full and concentrated with layers of rich black berry flavors and elements of frosted mint, espresso and graphite.
I can't seem to use the "comments" feature to directly reply to the review below, but I wanted to chime in again after reading it since it suggests a very different experience from the one I had. I was a bit surprised to see a mention of weak tannins. It's been nearly a month, but I remember this wine well -- and I think the tannins were hardly weak. And while the nose was not typical of cabernets I've had before, I don't think it was weak either -- just different in the aromas it brought forth. I know the wine review experience is largely subjective, so my best advice is to give this one a try and see what you think.
A RED WINE WORTHY TO STAND UP TO THE BEST STEAKS AROUND. HERE IS A WINE THAT WON'T GET LOST WHEN PAIRING WITH A POWERFUL PIECE OF RED MEAT. STRONG AND STABLE.
This wine is dray - but not too, has a pleasing taste and is great with any red meat dinner. Truly enjoyed it.