Catena Cabernet Sauvignon San Carlos 2014
Cabernet! There is never enough, it seems...and at $15?! Anybody like Cat Empire?
If I ever found a pot of gold
I'd buy bottles untold of the nectar of the vines
'Cause I'm going to die with a twinkle in my eye
'cause I sung songs, spun stories,
loved, laughed and drank wine
This truly outrageously good-for-the-money high-elevation Argentinian Cabernet from Catena (sort of the Robert Mondavi of Argentina, and a highly regarded producer for over a century) makes this luscious Cabernet, and we desperately wish we could tell how we snagged it for this price...but...ya know…trade secrets and all that…
The San Carlos vineyard sits at 3,960 feet, and while in Napa that might mean a “rugged” wine, this is just SENSUOUS, silky, flavor-packed goodness, with baskets of fresh blackberry, sweet tobacco, caramel and a creamy, ripe texture. Ridiculously easy drinking...in fact, (fills glass), it’s just dandy with this chile verde breakfast burrito…
Not too much to spread around the ol’ USA on this fine Saturday...while it lasts…!
Technical DetailsCountry: Argentina
Appellation: San Carlos
Varietal: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc,3% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: The La Pirámide, Domingo and Adrianna vineyards
Winemaker: Alejandro Vigil
Aging/Cooperage: 14 days in stainless steel tanks, 12-14 months in French and American Oak Barrels before bottling. 12 months of bottle aging
Harvest Date: March-April
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