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Ernesto Catena Tahuan Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 750ml 2013
Sku: 41790
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety, and for good reason. Its powerful personality always seems to come through, making ripe full-bodied dry red wine practi ...more
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Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
  Reg. $14.99
On Sale $12.97

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Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety, and for good reason. Its powerful personality always seems to come through, making ripe full-bodied dry red wine practically everywhere it is planted. Slap its name on a bottle and sales are assured. Thus the wine buyer faces an ocean of formulaic ubiquity. For us, good Cabernet Sauvignon should not only be fully ripe, but should also show varietal character (dark fruit, often blackcurrant, rich texture and earthy, herbal, or savory notes) and express its region of origin clearly. These two wines were clear standouts in our tastings, exemplifying grape and place with aplomb and delicacy. The Andes mountains separate them geographically and contribute to the differences between them. On the western side, in Chile, Cono Sur’s Reserva Especial 2012 comes from the Maipo Valley, a natural haven for the grapevine, first planted by the Spaniards in 1541. On the eastern side, in Argentina, Ernesto Catena’s Tahuan 2013 comes from the Vistaflores and Altamira districts of Mendoza, high in the foothills, a harsh semi-desert climate where fine wine production is dependent on the technical know-how of modern man. Cono Sur’s Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with small amounts of Carmenere, Syrah, Merlot and Malbec; with notes of ripe blackcurrant, dark cherry, mint, herbs and spice; it is instantly recognizable as Chilean Cabernet. The Tahuan shows red and black fruits, spices, tobacco and subtle chocolate; on the light side for Cabernet Sauvignon, elegant and fresh, with firm tannins that assure varietal authenticity without giving hard edges; it could almost come from anywhere, but given its origins its levity and freshness are a surprise. Both wines will be great with grilled red meat: try flank steak marinated with soy, rosemary and thyme, or lamb chops with a mint Chimichurri.
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Ernesto felt the need to produce wines that would reflect his basic beliefs: high quality, a different style from the majority of wines being made at the time, smaller volumes and a strong brand concept. In 2002, Ernesto Catena Vineyards was created to express those beliefs.