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Ripe, concentrated dark fruit aromas with hints of chocolate, black cherry and red currant fruit flavors with notes of sweet spices, soft, supple tannins and balanced bright acidity.
"Silky and bright with fresh black raspberry and plum; tangy, juicy and balanced."- Tasting Panel
Fruit for this quite stunning Malbec comes from the very special sub-district of La Consulta in the Uco Valley at 1,200 metres above sea level, from vines more than 70 years old. La Consulta seems to produce a very specific fruit intensity, particularly on the nose, where there is a decidely pure and sweet scent in the Malbec, an aroma we often half-jokingly associate with 'black jelly babies'. That same purity carries on to the palate in this beautifully integrated yet bold and robust Malbec. 12 months ageing in new French oak for 50% of the wine; the remainder is kept in stainless steel before blending.
Explore an expansive universe of pleasures in a wine that captures the best of the soil and the skies. Everything about it is wonderful. Its color shows its soul. Notes of jam, raisins, and wood are harmoniously integrated together. Its heart is rounded, as everything in this wine.
“Blackberry and blueberry with some walnut on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with a solid core of fruit and medium-polished tannins. Savory finish with a sense of spice at the end. Drink now.” - James Suckling
The Catena Malbec Appellation La Consulta shows a dark violet color with deep purple tones. The nose offers aromas like red fruit and ripe, concentrated dark berries with fresh herbs and floral notes like lavender and violets, some traces of vanilla and tobacco. The mouthfeel is rich, with raspberries and blueberries, spices notes and a touch of mocha. The finish presents soft and well-structured tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.
Pairs well with beef tenderloin.
The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our vineyards in Alexander Valley and McDowell Valley. Harvested in late September and early October and fermented for three weeks at temperatures in the 70s, these grapes yielded deep, intense wine that conveys a taut freshness with great aromatic purity. Balanced between modern California and Old World, this wine is dense with buckets of black currant and cherry that are tempered with a dusty herbaceous quality. Built to age and best with food.
The 2016 Armé is another superb wine in the middle tier of the Marietta range. Fresh, savory and super- expressive, the Armé has a lot going on. Black cherry, sage, lavender, menthol and licorice give the wine striking savory nuance to play off the dark Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. More than anything else, though, the Armé is a superb value in California Cabernet.
—Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Spring 2019
Firm and tannic, this structured wine is still young. Black fruits await behind a strong facade that will take time to crumble and integrate into the potential of the berry fruits. Wait on this wine and don't drink before 2021.
This Malbec is an intense, concentrated and bright purple. On the nose, it is complex, showing varietal notes of ripe fruits (figs and prunes), jam and raisins. Sweet tannins greet the palate, balanced by acidity. The wine's finish is lingering and complex.
In 1972, when David Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending. Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit separately, and then blending carefully for each final cuvee.
The grapes for this delicious Bordeaux-inspired blend come from several estate and hillside vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley. At first swirl, the wine displays aromas of blueberry, vanilla and cherries. Several more minutes reveal hints of clove, cinnamon, black licorice and mocha characters. The palate has dark berry flavors along with cedar sweetness and cassis. There's a good balance between juicy dark fruit and oak structure. The tannins are soft and supple with a very round and slightly oily texture. It finishes with black pepper, boysenberry and a hint of barrel spice. Good acidity will help this wine to age beautifully for years to come, plus makes it a great food wine.
Behold, the unsung hero of Argentina. Malbec gets all the hype, but Bonarda is a refreshing rockstar. Chill this bottle slightly and sip happily.
Intense ruby color with bright aromas of fresh red & black raspberries and subtle smoky oak notes. The flavor of freshly-crushed raspberries is echoed on the palate, along with notes of leather, dark chocolate, and a touch sandalwood on the finish. Though quite rich and hedonistic, the seamless structure of this wine makes it a candidate for drinking in its youth or over the next few years (if you can wait that long).
This rose shows notes of fresh citrus, crushed stone, passion fruit, grapefruit rind, and watermelon on the nose. The palate is high toned with bright acid, red fruit, and peach flavors that lead to a mouthwatering finish. More passionfruit and pink grapefruit than the 2019 but with the same crushed wet rock backbone and watermelon juice notes.
Our 2019 vintage embodies the beauty of Oakville, with lovely aromas of blackberry and ripe plum along with sultry tones of dusty earth and leather with hints of sweet bay leaf and baking spices. On the palate, alluring layers of cassis, boysenberry and black cherry are met with subtle notes of tobacco leaf. The refined, beautifully integrated tannins create a harmonious experience that fills out your palate completely ending with a long elegant finish that leaves you with one word...exceptional.
Intense and deep red in color, this wine offers expressive and intense aromas of cassis and black currant. On the palate, it is elegant with round and persistent tannins, with fresh cherry and a light toast flavor.
Great with lamb shank with herbs or pork fillet with mustard and honey.
Tasting Notes: Cherry red with intense aromas of spices and herbs such as thyme and bay leaf along with abundant ripe red fruits. Medium bodied, juicy, and very well balanced on the palate. Ideal with meatballs with tomato sauce, chicken wings, and pizza.
Vineyard: The grapes for this wine come from different Merlot vineyards in the Colchagua Valley with an average age of 15 years
Sultry and intriguing aromas of dark berry fruit, with notes of milk chocolate, cola and a peppery spice. A rush of lush cherry fruit glides across the palate ... finishing with a rich and velvety texture.
Torrontes is the signature white wine of Argentina, dating from early vineyards first planted in the 1800s. DNA research has shown that the varietal is a cross between the Mission grapes of Galicia, Spain, and Muscat of Alexandria. This popular expression of Argentina is growing in acclaim around the world, popular for a light, refreshing wine with Muscat notes redolent of jasmine and orange blossoms. Excellent as an aperitif, it also finds a welcome place with delicate first courses.
País Salvaje Blanco was vinified in a traditional and natural way. In order to respect the aromas and flavors coming from the grapes, it was fermented without temperature control and with native yeasts. The must was kept in clay amphoras, which provided micro-oxygenation, giving more complexity. Finally, the wine was neither filtered nor clarified. Fruity aromas such as pear and green apple stand out, intermingled with notes of white pepper. In the mouth it is juicy, fresh and with a long finish. An ideal wine to accompany all kinds of delicacies.
PAIRING: Pairs well with a wide range of foods from beef and pork to game birds or even meat-based pastas and mature cheese
COLOR: bright and intense purple red.
AROMA: deep, complex, elegant. Exquisite and well defined spices, coffee, tobacco, and notes of toasted oak, in a perfect blend.
FLAVOR: Superb. Enormously deep and complex. Aristocratic and of strong tannic race. Delicious structure and acidity of notable life. Dense, powerful, with layers of plum and very ripe black cherry, which balances with the slight acidity of wild blackberry and the smoky note of toasted oak.
91 points Wine & Spirits: "This is a tannic tannat, upping the ante on the grape-skin tannins of the wine with pump-overs and punchdowns during fermentation, followed by aging in second-use barrels. The wine may be full, but it isn’t heavy, feeling open and airy for a big red. Decant a bottle for duck braised with prunes and Armagnac. (Feb 2020)"