Catena Zapata Alta Malbec 2010

$56.99
$51.29

SKU 22730

750ml

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Nicola Catena planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza in 1902. His grandson, Nicolás Catena, is known as the man who revolutionized Argentine wine and introduced high altitude Malbec to the world. The Historic Catena Zapata vineyards are planted with the Catena family's proprietary selection of malbec plants: the Catena Cuttings. Catena Alta Malbec is sourced from Block 18 of the Angélica vineyard, Block 4 of the La Pirámide vineyard, Block 1 of the Nicasia vineyard and Blocks 3 & 9 of the Adrianna vineyard.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand Catena Zapata
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Catena Alta Malbec is composed with fruit from Angelica, La Piramide, Nicasia and Adrianna and there was about 30-40% whole-cluster fermentation with a pinch of Viognier and Cabernet Franc. As with many others, the fruit from four different vineyards created different lots from different stages of harvests and different fermentation methods. A pure exercise of blending a selection of available wines from this painstaking working method. It feels riper than the Alta Cabernet, quite dark, with aromas of ripe plums, blackberries and a touch of spices, but with air the nose comes back with a strong violet note. It is medium-bodied, with good acidity, clean and pungent flavors, ending long and supple. Excellent. Drink 2014-2020.

Luis Gutierrez, April 2014
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorJammy yet fresh, with bright acidity supporting dark cassis, plum skin and blackberry fruit, offset by a savory finish of licorice, grilled herb and bitter almond. Drink now through 2015.

Nathan Wesley, November 15, 2013

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