Sourced from three distinct vineyards in the Uco Valley, the Chardonnay is divided into lots harvested at different times. Each vineyard is vinified and aged separately, until the final blend for the vintage is determined and then bottled. The blend of these components creates a wine of unique character that has balance, concentration and a strong varietal identity. For this price, this is one of the best Chardonnay's in the world.
"Ripe peach, dried mango, dried jasmine and buttered toast. It’s full-bodied with crisp acidity. Concentrated layers of ripe and dried fruit and a vivid, subtly smoky finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling, 92 Points
"The 2020 Chardonnay Catena is 90% from the Uco Valley, fermented with whole bunches and aged for up to eight months in barrels. Yellow with a golden sheen. The expressive nose presents notes of linden blossom, apple, creamed corn and hazelnuts. In the mouth, it’s unctuous and indulgent but also has decent tension, a terse texture and long-lasting, bold flavors. The oak reappears on the rather concentrated aftertaste." Vinous Media, 91 Points
"The medicinal and balsamic 2020 Catena Chardonnay has pungent aromas of bay leaf and white flowers and a dry and balanced palate with some chalky sensations and tasty flavors. It has moderate ripeness for a warm and dry year like 2020 and good freshness." The Wine Advocate, 90 Points