The 2017 Catena Malbec is 100% Malbec from four of the estate's vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina, ranging in elevation from 3000 to 5000 feet. Raised in oak for 12 months, it offers alluring aromas of red and black fruits, fragrant flowers, leather, and sweet vanilla. The rich, focused palate is highlighted by concentrated flavors of blueberry, blackberry, sweet spice, and leather on a well-integrated frame.
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Appellation: Mendoza, Argentina
Aging: 12 months in oak barrels
91 Points - Wine Advocate
"I compared the 2016 with the 2017 Catena Malbec, one of their most popular bottlings. Even though the vintage was not as cool as 2016, the wine keeps great freshness and elegance and is very harmonious, with integrated oak and focused flavors. 1.2 million bottles produced and bottled in three different lots." LG, -6/29/18
90 Points - Vinous
"(13.3% alcohol; bottled last November; 95% of this wine is from Uco Valley fruit, the rest from Lunlunta): Bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of dark raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, licorice, violet, tobacco and herbs, plus a whiff of leather. The palate delivers lovely pure dark fruit flavors at moderate alcohol, with hints of peppery herbs and minerals giving the wine very good cut and lift. Finishes classically dry and long. A lot of wine for the price." -ST, Jul/2018