Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2003


Expanding on the vineyard lots previously used in this wine, the 2003 vintage is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the lime, clay soil in Lot 3 of the La Pirámide vineyard, the sandy, lime soil of Lot 3 in the Domingo vineyard, and the sandy soil in Lot 5 of the Adrianna vineyard. All three vineyards experienced slightly warmer than usual March temperatures, with average temperatures in La Pirámide 1.9° C above normal, thermal amplitudes some 3° C less in Domingo, and average temperatures 2° C higher than usual in Adrianna. As a result La Pirámide offered ripe, concentrated cassis flavors with a rich, plush texture; Domingo presented a fresh ripeness with a structured frame; and the Adrianna vineyard added an excellent opaque violet color, ripe black cherry flavors and finely grained tannins. This vintage should be enjoyed in 6 to 8 years and will continue to improve over the following 14 years.


  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 14.1 %
  • Total Acidity: 5.7 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.6
  • Unfined and unfiltered