Based on the surreal label and heavy bottle, you almost expect the richest version of Malbec, but it's actually a bit reserved, emphasizing zingy red-berry fruit, modest oak and a racy mouthfeel. Ernesto Catena, son of Nicolas, is the proprietor, and he's done well in channeling the zest that Malbec can deliver.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.