For less than $20, this wine is a wonderful find. It’s also a good lesson in looking for the less expensive wines from the top tier wineries.
Catena classifies its wines: the regular Catena (like this wine) is from the family vineyards, Catena Alta is a limited production wine, while Catena Zapata is their premium wine, designed to compete on the world wine stage at the highest tiers.
He said: I remember thinking when I bought this that it was a bit of a steal, as the Catena wines are usually more. Catena – located in Argentina – is renowned for its Malbec.
She said: Too bad we don’t have any more, the 2011 Catena Alta – available in Vintages – is $49.95 per bottle.
He said: That’s a bit steep for us – we’ll keep our eyes open for the next regular Catena offering.
She said: Well, I think this $20 wine stacks up really well against many more expensive wines we’ve tried. I wouldn’t mind trying the Catena Alta, assuming that it should be better than this one. Maybe I’ll ask Santa Claus for one!