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2014 Catena Malbec Mendoza

2014 Catena Malbec Mendoza

The Catena name is synonymous with great wines, and they are especially well known for their value driven Malbecs like we have here.

At $16.89, Costco again delights with a competitive price ($20 elsewhere online, but we saw it for $17 at Total Wine).  With the holidays approaching, this is an excellent go-to bottle for almost any occasion whether you need to bring a wine to a dinner party or entertain guests at your place.

The wine pours dark in the glass, followed by bright red cherry aromas and a little earthiness.  In the mouth, the fruit is a combination of red and dark, more ripe cherry with blackberry; touches of vanilla and earthiness towards the finish with pepper and some dark chocolate notes.  A lengthy and superb finish.

This is a wine that knows exactly what it wants to be.  If you’ve enjoyed Catena Malbec in the past, this one will fall right in line with your expectations.  Year to year it’s a consistent winner, and always a wine we are happy to see line the shelves of Costco.

I picked up four bottles to have on hand.  This one also works well as a nice second bottle for those nights when you want to keep the wine flowing.  We will be adding it to our Recommended Wines list. Rating: 90 points

Costco item number: 472719

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Perimeter)

Alc. 13.5%