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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 87769)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 85 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Sourced from the Uxmal vineyard at 940m above sea level, the Domingo Vineyard at 1,100m above sea level and the Nicasia vineyard, at 1,000m above sea level. All year round the vineyards are managed with modern pruning and trellising techniques.

Tasting Notes Aromas of sweet juicy raspberry fruit and black pepper give way to flavors of the same in this full-bodied Cab. With amazing concentration and ripe tannins, this Cab will give many California Cabs a run for the money at twice the price.

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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.