Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Bright, full ruby-red. Terrific verve to the aromas of blackberry, licorice, violet pastille and minerals. At once opulent and elegant, with sexy herbal lift and harmonious acidity giving thrust and clarity to the dark berry flavors. In a more serious, less fruity and less sweet style than the Malbec Argentino, with the structure to support a longer life in bottle. Very classy wine.
The 2010 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon undergoes a five-day cold maceration and is raised for 12 to 14 months in barrel: first, second and third fill. It is a blend of four vineyards and is blended with 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. It has a Bordeaux-like bouquet of blackberry, bilberry, graphite and dry tobacco that is well-defined and classic in style. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins. There is a palpable sense of tension to this Cabernet, which exhibits great precision on the spicy, edgy finish. Full of personality, this comes highly recommended.