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Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2014 Wine Review

Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2014

Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2014

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:84/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Catena

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Full-bodied, juicy and savoury with meaty bacon notes that are so good. No bell pepper here my friends. Layers of lapped up luxury. Pair with grilled lamb.

Cabernet Franc food pairings: roast turkey, stuffed breast of veal, pork tenderloin.

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This Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2014 was reviewed on January 21, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Gorgeous, voluptuous contours , full-bodied and supple. Smooth, well integrated, well balanced, complex. Graphite, blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate. Medium acidity, tannins, medium plus fruit. Crowd pleasing, with lots going on for the connoisseur in the group. Pair with braised beef and roasted root vegetables. Tasted 2014 vintage in Sept 2017. 92 points. Great value. BespokeTastings
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of red berry, and bramble, oak, smoke, and a hint of tobacco. Full bodied, smooth on the palate, with soft tannins, and bright acidity. Fruit is bright and fresh on the palate, with hints of smoke and oak on the finish. Enjoy with marinated beef kebabs or mushroom based dishes.
Chip Corbeil rated this wine as 70/100 with the following review:

Empyreumatique et suret. Trop cher pour le goût
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Tasted Sept. 17, 2017. Colour deep ruby, with good medium legs. Aromas and flavours, dried raspberry, forest floor, hint of eucalyptus. Taste, dry, dried fruit, medium mouthfeel, soft tannins, finishes with red fruit and mouthwatering. Ready to taste again. Easy to drink a wonderful expression of the single varietal Cabernet Franc from a high altitude vineyard. Open the wine 1 hr before drinking. Pair it with duck or turkey. Or as I did enjoy on its own.
Catena Appellation San Carlos (2014) is a juicy Cabernet Franc from Mendoza made by the iconic Cantena family. The Catena family have always been leading lights in Argentina's rise. Their Appellation series is modelled after the Burgundy system where village names become synonymous with the distinctive wines produced there. - Community Wine Reviews

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