Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America

$53.99
Item No. 118986
  • red wine
  • RP92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 presents a dark , opaque violet color with blackish tones. It is a very intense and concentrated wine with ripe black fruit flavors, hints of fresh herbs and sweet spice and layers of leather and cigar box from the French oak barrels. Finely integrated tannins give the wine structure and bright, lively acidity. Made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pair with steak, Slow-cooked beef, and pasta with meat sauce.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Alta Catena Cabernet Sauvignon comes from three different vineyards at different elevations and is blended with 5% Cabernet Franc. The bouquet is understated at first, drawing you in and then building with aeration, fomenting blackberry, wild hedgerow, wild strawberry and smoke. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins on the entry. It is imbued with fine tension and focus, leading to a complex finish of blackberry, soy, tobacco, orange peel and graphite. It is imbued with a sense of classicism, especially on the dry, bell pepper-tinged finish, which exhibits great length. Superb."
92 Points

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Style: Earth & Spicy
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