Catena Malbec, 2006
Over the past 15 years Nicolas Catena has turned a family-run "table wine" winery into a top notch winery that is producing high quality wines with the Mendoza classification. Bodega Catena is producing wines under the labels Catena, Catena Alta, Catena Zapata and Alamos. They have both red and white wines and really excel an Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignon. This 2006 Argentine Malbec has a deep ruby color with purple highlights. On the nose is the sweet scent of black cherry, current and coco. This is a medium to full bodied wine with flavors of dark berries, cranberries, chocolate and caramel. The tannins are smooth and well submerged and help offset the bold acidity. The finish is smooth and lingering. We enjoyed this Malbec at Zuni Café, in San Francisco, with their signature roasted chicken with bread salad. This was an excellent wine accompanying an excellent meal!