A bright and fruity wine with flowers and hints of almond and walnuts. Medium body, fine and silky tannins and a clean finish. Bright and precise. Drink now.
92 points, James Suckling (Jun 2017)
The sharp and vertical 2015 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon is fresher and has more focus than the 2014, with great focus, clean and delineated. The palate is also very vertical, with gobsmacking balance and refined tannins. It has a very tasty finish. Superb. Some 220,000 bottles were produced.
90+ points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 228 - Dec 2016)
Good medium-dark red. Varietally accurate, slightly high-toned aromas of currant, licorice, tobacco leaf and pepper; more red fruits than black. Juicy, savory, penetrating wine with a fine-grained texture and a suaver balance than the 2015 Malbec. Spicy, tactile, intense and pure, with a penetrating character and lovely inner-mouth perfume to its red berry and herb flavors. The fruit sweetness is nicely countered by lively acidity and fine tannins. Very little obvious oakiness here, and that's all to the good.
90 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Jul 2017)