Ernesto Catena

Padrillos Mendoza Malbec

8.7357 ratings
8.518 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Austin Baird

Tastes unripened, bright young fruit with slight vegetal notes and a cola finish

Tastes unripened, bright young fruit with slight vegetal notes and a cola finish

Aug 10th, 2019
Bobby Martinez

Hangover

Hangover

2 people found it helpfulOct 10th, 2013
Brian Ager

A seriously enjoyable, easy drinking, med bodied Malbec. Predominant flavors of blueberries & red plum, with hints of vanilla & sweet tobacco throughout, no doubt from the 8 months spent in French & American oak barrels. Well integrated tannins made this a joy on its own as well as a lovely pairing with strip steaks topped with rosemary brown brown butter. [$10] (4/2/17)

A seriously enjoyable, easy drinking, med bodied Malbec. Predominant flavors of blueberries & red plum, with hints of vanilla & sweet tobacco throughout, no doubt from the 8 months spent in French & American oak barrels. Well integrated tannins made this a joy on its own as well as a lovely pairing with strip steaks topped with rosemary brown brown butter. [$10] (4/2/17)

1 person found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2017
Doyle Johnson

It's what's for dinner in the JetBlue Business Lounge which serves as the Emirates Business Class Lounge from 7-11 PM. Not much tannin nor very interesting for a Malbec but probably a good value if it is only $9 a bottle.

It's what's for dinner in the JetBlue Business Lounge which serves as the Emirates Business Class Lounge from 7-11 PM. Not much tannin nor very interesting for a Malbec but probably a good value if it is only $9 a bottle.

1 person found it helpfulJan 31st, 2015
Ashley Haspel

Good value for a nice weeknight bottle at home.

Good value for a nice weeknight bottle at home.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2014
Jon Nofullname

Nothing special. Tastes cheap.

Nothing special. Tastes cheap.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2014
Hyoji Jang

Blueberry on the nose? Nice~!

Blueberry on the nose? Nice~!

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2013
Perry Riddle

Straight forward. Pleasant enough. QtP ratio is strong.

Straight forward. Pleasant enough. QtP ratio is strong.

Jan 28th, 2017
Ed Matthews

Dark ruby wine with sweet dark fruit on the nose, dried fig and bramble fruit on the palate, medium acid and light tannins. It could be a lot more but the thing that I like is that it is honest, varietally correct and straightforward. Great value in by-the-glass Malbec.

Dark ruby wine with sweet dark fruit on the nose, dried fig and bramble fruit on the palate, medium acid and light tannins. It could be a lot more but the thing that I like is that it is honest, varietally correct and straightforward. Great value in by-the-glass Malbec.

Mar 13th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Not bad

Not bad

Sep 13th, 2014