"The 2017 El Enemigo Malbec has 10% Cabernet Franc and fermented with 50% full clusters and indigenous yeasts, then matured in oak foudres for 15 months. The oak is perfectly integrated into the fruit, and the wine comes through as floral and fruit-driven,elegant, with moderate ripeness, focused and clean flavors and very round tannins. It's long and tasty."
- 92+ Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Love the blackberry, flower and orange-peel character. Medium body, creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. This is real Malbec. Total whole-berry fermentation gives this freshness and brightness. Tension to the very friendlyfruit at the end."
- 92 Points, James Suckling
"Adrianna Catena joined forces with Alejandro Vigil, the head winemaker at Catena Zapata, to create this label in 2009. Their goal was to meld modern winemaking techniques with older traditions, like fermenting with ambient yeasts in cement tanks, as they did for a portion of this wine. The brightness and verve of the blend lasts past the smoke of the oak and brings a sense of freshness to the blackberry flavors. It’s modern but balanced, especially if there’s a double-cut pork chop on hand."