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At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...
- 97 Points -
Very aromatic and vivid. Cherry and plum. Hints mushroom and tea. Full body, tight and beautiful. Focused and sexy. Layered and dense. A fantastic red. Made from organically grown grapes.See detailed press review
- 97 Points -
I tasted three consecutive vintages of the reds from Adrianna Vineyard, including the luxury cuvée, starting with the 2014 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae. It is from the coolest year since 2001 (but cooler will come in 2016), and it has 13.5% alcohol and very high acidity—7.5 grams measured in tartaric acid. What that all means is it's moderately ripe and very fresh, with integrated oak after fermenting in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and an élevage of 24 months in oak.See detailed press review
- 96 Points -
Every bit as good as the maiden 2013 release, this is a wine on which Alejandro Vigil lets his hair down, made with 100% whole bunches, old wood and partial carbonic maceration. It’s fresh, taut and very elegant: a pithy, sappy, red-fruited Malbec with notes of clove and raspberry and a focused finish. Not cheap, but definitely one of Argentina’s best.See detailed press review