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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 103026)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 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 spices. The palate presents additional layers of leather and cigar box, a soft, creamy texture and finished with finely grained tannins and fresh acidity.
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About Catena:

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 Catena label. Nicolas is joined by his daughter, Dr. Laura Catena, in their relentless pursuit of world-class quality from the family's high altitude vineyards. Laura has done extensive work in introducing Malbec and other varietal plant selections, soil and climate analysis, and sustainable practices throughout Mendoza. Head winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, has been at Catena Zapata since 2002 and works with Laura and Nicolas to make wines that express the family's vineyards and palate.