James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Catena Alta 'Historic Rows' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Product description

Catena Alta is an assemblage of historic rows within the Catena family Estate vineyards. The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that the Catenas have tended for four generations. The Catena Alta wines can usually be drunk starting three years after harvest and into the following one to two decades.

93 Points - James Suckling

A firm integrated Cabernet with attractive plum and chocolate aromas and flavours. Medium body, round tannins and a delicious, flavourful finish. Drink now.

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

There is a faint roasted note in the nose of the 2018 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc, with more Cabernet Franc in this warmer year, compared with 2019. It has a very classical nose, combining the grape's herbal character with the year's excellent ripeness, resulting in a complete wine, nicely textured and with the severe tannins from the variety.