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Catena San Carlos Cabernet Franc 2020

San Carlos, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaThe San Carlos Cabernet Franc is sourced from vineyards in San Carlos, a sub-appellation of the Uco Valley. The vines sit in sandy loam soils at 1090 metres above sea level, yielding highly concentrated, ripe flavours of the red demeanour for Argentina's most underrated grape variety. Catena is big on texture, and this wine has it in spades, flexing dense, soft tannins under a wealth of savoury black pepper, black plum, and blueberry. It's delicious now but will age effortlessly through 2027. Sold in private wine shops only.Tasted: 20 July 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$28.00750mlselect private retailers
AB$24.50750mlselect private retailers
MB$26.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 64121UPC: 7794450002853