2020 D.V. Catena Tinto Historico 1910...$19.99
77% Malbec, 17% Bonarda, 6% Petit Verdot
A hint of oyster sauce, dark mineral, asphalt and dark spices to the blackberries and dark cherries. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate with wild herbs and a mineral energy that connects the chalky, tight tannins to the fresh and delineated finish. Long, structured and pretty energetic. Drink or hold.
Rated 93/100 James Suckling
2019 Catena San Carlos Cabernet Franc.....$23.99
The incredible 2019 Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc is super elegant, fresh, varietal, nuanced and complex. A wine like this often costs more money than the price point of the appellation range, but it feels like a bargain anyway. This is an updated version of the 2018, with precision and symmetry. It's vibrant and lively, velvety and focused. 72,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2020.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate