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Catena High Mountain Vines Chardonnay 2016 Wine Review

Catena High Mountain Vines Chardonnay 2016

Catena High Mountain Vines Chardonnay 2016

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Catena

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

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A full-bodied Argentine white wine made with classic Chardonnay grapes that has been oak aged. Aromas of green apple and vanilla spice. Balanced, rich, luscious and lasting. Pair with roast chicken. MINE: Another Beautiful Chardonnay from producer Cantena in Argentina. Zapata is full-bodied, crisp and is a great example of the clean, crisp and full-bodied and expressive chards now coming out of Argentina. OTHER: Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review: Brilliant pale gold colour. Simple, heady aromas of ripe pear, lemon curd and melted butter feature on the nose. The palate is lush and rounded, with subtle creaminess and intense pineapple and banana aromas. The oak is well dosed, just subtly seasoning the finish. Sure to please lovers of big, bold, fruity Chardonnays from California or Australia. A shade pricey at 20$... OTHER: Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review: Tropical fruit aromas. Mango in particular comes to mind. In the mouth, quite creamy with retronasal flavors of almond cream but with a saline taste that brings everything into perspective. Medium finale. OTHER: This wine is sourced from three vineyards - Agrelo (950 m), Villa Bastias (1,120 m) and Gualtallary (1,450 m). Each is divided into lots that are harvested at different times ensuring the fruit is absolutely perfectly ripe. The inimitable Laura Catena works with chief winemaker Alejandro Vigil to create this remarkable blend (Vintages Panel, updated). - Community Wine Reviews
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