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2006 Catena Malbec

Catena 2006 Malbec

Winery: Catena

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mendoza

State or country: Argentina

Price: $24

Cases produced: 57,000

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 7, 2009

Wine Review: This wine is one of the most approachable and consistent Malbecs coming out of Argentina. This very dark purple wine open with a very attractive black raspberry like bouquet with a hint of light oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, and elegant with tasty black raspberry like flavors. It is very easy to drink, but could use a little more structure. The finish is dry and is slightly prolonged. This wine is very food friendly and will be popular with your guests. Enjoy it with meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2006 Catena Malbec shows a dark violet color with deep bluish black tones. The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark fruit aromas with delicate floral notes and traces of vanilla and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and lush, with concentrated black cherry and red currant fruit flavors layered with sweet spices, tobacco and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, supple tannins with bright, crisp acidity and a flinty minerality which gives the wine exceptional length.

Organic status: not organic

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