Reviewed on 02-14-2019
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Rating A-
Style Red
Blend , Malbec
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Argentina
ABV 13.5%
Price $60.00 Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Drinking Outside the Lines, Steak Dinner, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon , Malbec

The Full Review

Argentina is not all about Malbec. They also love their Cab and this collab between Catena and Barons de Rothschild shows us why. There is more Cab than Malbec in this wine and the result is what you would expect from winemakers at this level. It is well structured with a nice tannic grip and the Cab is doing most of the work with dark blackberry fruit, pencil wood and forest floor taking center stage. The Malbec, playing second fiddle, helps round the wine out, giving it a comfy, chewy depth to counteract the tannin. It is a young wine that will age for a few more years but is drinking well now and is ready for a big ol’ steak. Actually, it feels like this wine was made for just that purpose, especially with that price.