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Catena San Carlos Cabernet Franctext
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16¾/20

Catena San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2016

San Carlos, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaThis 100 percent franc is grown at San Carlos, Mendoza at 1090m over sandy/loamy soil with thick calcareous layers and rounded rocks below. The alcohol is a modest 13.5 percent and you can sense the elegance beginning with its spicy, savoury red fruit with cedar and cassis in the finish. The attack is fresh, and that acidity carries through the finish together with some licorice and resin. It’s bottled after a year in French oak of which just over one third is new. This is a quiet, more Euro version of franc that is very food friendly. Grilled meats, mushroom dishes or cheese all work.Tasted: 29 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 25.90 private wine stores AB 22.05 private wine stores ON 20.95 consignment - Trialto QC 20.95 SAQ Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 64121UPC: 7794450002853