Catena Alta 2015 Historic Rows Cabernet Sauvignon

Catena Alta 2015 Historic Rows Cabernet Sauvignon | 92 POINTS

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The 2015 Catena Alta Historic Rows Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from three of the family's historic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco in Mendoza. Lots are vinified separately with wild yeast and are barrel fermented. The wine undergoes active battonage to protect it and drastically reduce the amount of SO2 needed. The result is a Cabernet with outstanding typicity and complexity.

Vineyards:
Lot 3, La Piramide Vineyard, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo (950m/3116ft)
Lot 2, Domingo Vineyard, Villa Bastías, Tupungato, Valle de Uco (1120m/3674ft)
Lot 2, Nicasia Vineyard, Altamira, Valle de Uco (1095m/3592ft)

Varietal Composition: 95 Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
Aging: 18-24 months in French oak, depending on the vineyard and harvest time.

92 Points - Wine Advocate
"As always, the 2015 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of different plots in order to achieve greater complexity. It usually comes from the La Pirámide, Domingo and Nicasia vineyards, with approximately 50% of the grapes from Luján and the other half from Valle de Uco. It contains some 5% Cabernet Franc. It fermented in 500-liter French oak barrels and aged in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels for 18 months. It's super varietal, with powerful herbal and spicy aromatics, serious and without a trace of heat. It has an elegant and fresh palate with bright, vibrant flavors and great length. I consider this a real triumph, as 2015 was very challenging for Cabernet, especially in Luján, where they avoided harvesting earlier. 18,000 bottles produced." -LG, 6/29/18

92 Points - Vinous
"Bright medium ruby. In-your-face Cabernet aromas of redcurrant, plum, tobacco leaf and mocha. Suave, fine-grained and subtly penetrating, with a thickness of texture leavened by perfectly integrated acidity. Finishes with terrific building length and serious but harmonious tannins that spread out to saturate the front teeth. At once subtle and stuffed with material, this Cabernet boasts a lovely balance of sweet fruit, acidity and tannins." -ST, Jul/2018

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