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.
"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."
The Wine Advocate