Mendoza, Argentia

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Chardonnay 2017

Jan A
9.1

Nice buttery chardonnay, little bit bitter on the palate but not disturbing — 3 days ago

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Ver Sacrum

Geisha de jade Roussanne Marsanne 2018

Pale lemon; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, peach, baked apple, spiced apple rings, vanilla, cider, cashew, allspice, cinnamon; dry, medium plus acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium intensity flavors of baked apple, spiced apple rings, cider, allspice, cinnamon, vanilla; long finish, complex flavors, well balanced and integrated, very good — 20 hours ago

Severn, Paul and 1 other liked this

Bodega Vina 1924 De Angeles

Lujan de Cuyo Gran Malbec 2011

100% Malbec from old vines, single vineyard, aged 30% in new French oak for about 14 months, deep Ruby, aromas of blue and red fruits with floral spice. On the palate, plum, blackberry and raspberry flavors with notes of licorice, vanilla and toast. Medium+ finish, fine tannins ending with a spicy fruit character. — 8 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Doña Paula

Mendoza Malbec 2018

This Rosé has great cherry notes with a tart clean finish. Goes with hors d'oeuvres, main dish, and just plain drinking on the patio. — a day ago

Familia Zuccardi

Concreto Mendoza Malbec 2015

1st of 3 Mendoza Malbecs for NYT Wine School. Uco Valley, high altitudes, calcarean soil, fermented in concrete eggs. Medium/deep purple, blackberry and mint on the nose. Blackberry, plum, boysenberry, mint, pepper, and minerals on the palate. Needed a lot of time to open up. Some alcohol burn. It’s good and well made but doesn’t change my overall impression that Malbecs are kind of boring. — 24 days ago

Tikal

Patriota Mendoza Malbec Bonarda 2008

JKT
9.0

CVed 10/18/19 Acker buy 17b for fun. Two to JG after house inspection. Surprisingly balanced with deep inky color but lively texture and dark red berries and fruits and some earth and acids underneath. Got better sitting in glass. Good find. — 2 days ago

El Enemigo

Gran Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2010

Paul K
9.3

Turns out I love Cab Franc from Argentina. Who knew? — 13 days ago

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Jeff D.

Jeff D. Influencer Badge

Great winemaker!
David T

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Really good Mendoza producer.

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has ripe black cherry, roasted red pepper, dried grape vine and over-ripe plum.
Palate has prune, ripe red raspberry, tannic black cherry, dry earth, black tea and grippy tannins. Likely this could hold another 4-6 years.
Last bottle of a mixed vineyard 6-pack of 2002 wines, offered in OWC alongside, Altamira Lote 1 & Adrianna Lote 3, two bottles each.
— 23 days ago

Mark, E and 14 others liked this

La Posta

Tinto Red Blend 2015

Great with homemade margarita pizza and pizza with pesto, chicken sausage, artichokes, red pepper and sun-dried tomato. La Posta is a winery created largely through the efforts of Laura Catena, a member of Argentina's unofficial wine royalty. TA classic Argentine blend of Malbec, Bonarda, and Syrah, it really showcases the beauty of the flavors these grapes offer. It is not tannic, showing smooth, soft fruitiness and only a touch of oak. Aromas of red cherries and raspberries are infused with mocha and spice hints that give up the secret for what’s about to come. Let this wine breathe before your first sip, so the first sip washes broadly across your palate like a flood of sweet, fresh fruit and a vibrant and long finish. The hints of baking spice and some oak keep the fruit flavors fresh and lively. This is a wine that you’ll want to stack up in your wine rack (or closet) for any occasion. Great all by itself or with all your favorite red wine foods like burgers, ribs, lamb chops, and even pizza. – Surdyks — 16 days ago

Finca Decero

Remolinos Vineyard Malbec 2016

Straight forward well done Malbec from a consistent knowledgeable institution, that really hasn't been around for that long. Will buy this again & seek other varietals from this producer. Sante'! — 2 months ago

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