The Catena Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby color with violet tones. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe raspberries and cassis with notes of black pepper, cloves and touch of fresh thyme. On the palate, it is full and rich and displays layers of black currant with notes of cedar, oregano and graphite. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with tannins that provide structure and a bright, long, persistent finish.
"Moving to the reds, the 2011 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon is complemented by 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The grapes are sourced from different Uco Valley vineyards, Villa Bastias, Altamira, Agrelo and Gualtallary. It is very intense with aromas of black currant and an herbaceous personality in the shape of notes of mint. It has some dusty tannins and pungent flavors in an intense, medium-bodied palate. Approachable and able to age. "
The Wine Advocate
"Bright ruby-red. Expressive nose melds kirsch, black raspberry, licorice, violet and graphite. Quite graceful on the palate, at once liqueur-like and energetic, with flavors of currant, cedar and graphite spreading out to saturate the palate. Finishes sweet, juicy and long, with a hint of dried herbs contributing lift. Winemaker Alejandro Vigil is able to moderate alcohol and acidity levels in his red wines through what he describes as a "differentiated harvest.""
International Wine Cellar
Earth & Spicy
Very good wine. Well structure with high tannins and moderate acidity, has a long balanced finish. Cedar and dried herbs undertones. It is still very young and shows very little fruit but will develop well in 3-4 more years. 10/14/14
Smooth & Supple