2014 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza (750ml)

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# ARCACS14AE
Country: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 88WA, 88WS

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The 2014 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon was slightly reduced, so decanting in advance is not a bad idea (in fact that could work for all the Catena range). This is a blend of multiple vineyards across the Mendoza province. It has a leafy character with ripe blackberries and some spicy oak. 2014 was a warm vintage, and they selected grapes from cooler zones. There is some 8% Cabernet Franc in the final blend, which also adds freshness and ripens earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and good acidity. I like the palate better than the nose. So in 2014 they produced less, 190,000 bottles.

88 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 228 - Dec 2016)

Shows good cut to the brambly flavors of boysenberry, red currant and plum. Green olive notes show midpalate, with a juicy finish that delivers accents of sandalwood and spice. Drink now through 2019. 18,000 cases imported.

88 points, Wine Spectator (Dec 2016)