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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...
- 98 Points -
There are three separate bottlings from the Adrianna vineyard, one of them the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones, sourced from the stonier part, close to the dry river, the equivalent to the White Stones white, with a north-facing exposure, the warmer exposure, which in cooler years like 2013 works nicely. This has the combination of power and elegance, of flowers and fruit, minerality and spice, precise, focused, harmonious, all about finesse. This seems to be the one that worked better with the cool year. 2,000 bottles produced. I was shown some 20+ wines blind while visiting the Catena Institute and I could immediately find this wine even if I had only tasted it a couple of times before. Such is the strong personality of this wine...See detailed press review
- 96 Points -
A red with depth and layers with a deep and rich palate of plum and cherry character yet focused and structure. Just a hint of acidity at the end. Savory. Goes on for minutes. Made from organically grown grapes.See detailed press review
- 95+ Points -
Bright deep ruby. Began with aromas of stony minerality, soil and licorice but strong black fruit and floral notes emerged with aeration. Wonderfully suave and fine-grained, with urgent, sharply delineated fruit intensified by strong, harmonious acidity. Finishes with noble tannins, incredible length and brilliant fruit freshness. The wine's outstanding length comes from racy acidity, not thick tannins, in a distinctly Pinot-like way.See detailed press review