The Catena wines are a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Although they have found that most of the Catena wines are consumed shortly after release, they can also age beautifully for ten to twenty years.
This wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 5 days at 48ºF (8,8ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 12 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 19-22 days. Wild Yeasts. Elevage: 8 months in barrel. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage - First, second and third use barrels used.