There’s plenty of size, sweetness and fruit on the nose. It feels rich and ripe, with an exemplary weight-to-acid ratio, and it tastes juicy, fruity and friendly, with notes of black licorice and dark chocolate on the finish.
The 2010 Catena Malbec presents a dark, violet color with deep black tones. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyard sites offers intense aromas with a soft generous texture and concentrated flavors. Angelica vineyard lends ripe plum and chocolate flavors with a very soft, supple mouthfeel. Altamira vineyard brings a core of black currant and cassis, with excellent structure and length. La Piramide vineyard offers blackberry fruit with a slight earthy tone and notes of spicy black pepper. Finally, the Adrianna vineyard lends exceptional concentration with explosive floral aromatics. Together they give birth to a complex blend of aromas and flavors - a wine with excellent concentration, balance and freshness.
Costco $16.99 i could be wrong on year.
Smoother than expected. Nice.
$22.99 via FreshDirect.com
Haven't tasted it yet
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011
James Suckling(2015 Vintage) "Wonderful precision and balance. Fresh, intense cherry fruit on the nose, complemented by well-integrated oak notes. Delicious mocha tones mingle with the clean cherry fruit on the palate. Complex wine, with a great length of flavour." Decanter Magazine, 90 Points
Robert Parker(2015 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/20/2014
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate