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Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc

Catena
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionMendoza
Alcohol Level
Country
Argentina
SubregionSan Carlos
Drinking Window
GrapesCabernet Franc
Wine Description:
Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc is a remarkable wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in the San Carlos appellation, this wine benefits from the unique vineyard features of the region. The vineyards are blessed with optimal sunlight and cool breezes, resulting in grapes that are rich in flavor and complexity. The winemaking process is meticulous, ensuring that the true essence of the Cabernet Franc grape is captured. The wine exudes a style that is elegant and refined, with a perfect balance of fruitiness and earthiness. It is a true testament to the artistry and passion that goes into creating exceptional wines. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • May be too bold and intense for those who prefer lighter wines
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User Rating:

4.1
Most Reviewed

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4.0

Wine Expert Note:

The Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc is a remarkable wine that showcases the unique characteristics of the San Carlos region in Argentina. On the nose, this wine offers enticing aromas of ripe red berries, such as raspberries and cherries, along with hints of black pepper and tobacco. The palate is rich and full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a well-balanced acidity. Flavors of blackcurrants, plums, and dark chocolate dominate, complemented by subtle notes of herbs and spices. The Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but it also has great aging potential. It pairs beautifully with grilled meats, roasted vegetables, and hard cheeses. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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