- Catena Chardonnay Mendoza 2011 Product #26406 (In Stock)
As always, this is a fresh bottle of Chardonnay with crisp apple, green melon and Bosc pear fruit with a touch of baking spice. Juicy and showing less wood than in the past, it finishes with a touch of flint and lots of clean, juicy, fruit.
"There are notable changes in the approach of the 2011 Catena Chardonnay compared to previous vintages: 40% malolactic instead of 100%, a move to Mercurey barrels instead of Francois Freres, a reduction from 50% new oak to 20%. This vintage was also harvested 20 days earlier. It is a blend of three vineyards that are divided into lots at harvest. It is whole cluster pressed and aged for ten months in French oak. It demonstrates great clarity on the nose with scents of dried honey, linden, crushed stone and dried white flowers. The palate is well-balanced with crisp acidity and is a taut, focused Chardonnay with lively notes of tangerine and quince towards the finish. This is well-crafted and complex for its price point. Drink now-2016."Wine Advocate 90 points
- Catena Malbec Mendoza 2011 Product #27394 (In Stock)
Argentina's benchmark Malbec house never tires of delivering excellent wines. If you haven't had this in a while, now's the time.
"A dark and jammy red, with enough acidity to propel the roasted plum and wild berry compote notes. Layers of smoke, toasted spice and espresso emerge on the rich finish. Drink now through 2016."Wine Spectator 91 points