Thursday, July 23, 2009

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Made by Bodega Catena Zapata, famous worldwide for making great Malbec in the Mendoza region in the foothills of the Andes, this Cabernet Sauvignon shows that Mendoza can produce great fruit for wines other than just Malbec. The fruit from this Cabernet is estate grown in high altitude vineyards - ranging from 3100' to 3500' in altitude.

Aromatically, the Catena Cab gives you black fruit, mocha, and spice. Full bodied, with some backbone to it, flavors of black cherry, plum, and blackberries dominate with a much more subtle taste of the mocha, which is much more prominent on the nose. Overall, a very good Cabernet from a producer who made their name with Malbec.

At a price point in the low $20's it is a solid value. Like any good Cabernet, it wants to be served with beef, lamb, or game. Would also go very nicely with aged cheeses.

No comments:

Post a Comment