Bodega Catena Zapata

Angelica Zapata Alta Malbec

9.2362 ratings
9.014 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

This is a 2017 barrel sample of the Angelica Vineyard. Although, our host was only about 80% sure of his read on the barrel code.

On the nose; loads of ripe ruby dark cassis and baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla and just a touch of clove, rich dark soils, blackberries, black raspberries, blue fruits dark cherries, dark chocolate, and purple florals & violets.

On the palate; ripe ruby dark cassis and baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla and just a touch of clove, rich dark soils, blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, dark chocolate, grounds, coffee dry rocks & dry river stones, soft leather and purple florals & violets. Very good acidity. The finish is already beautifully round, balanced and polished.

Photos of; their beautiful spotless barrel room, our host getting barrel samples, the layers of soil structure this wine is grown and their Estate vineyards.

This is a 2017 barrel sample of the Angelica Vineyard. Although, our host was only about 80% sure of his read on the barrel code.

On the nose; loads of ripe ruby dark cassis and baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla and just a touch of clove, rich dark soils, blackberries, black raspberries, blue fruits dark cherries, dark chocolate, and purple florals & violets.

On the palate; ripe ruby dark cassis and baking spices; cinnamon, vanilla and just a touch of clove, rich dark soils, blackberries, blueberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, dark chocolate, grounds, coffee dry rocks & dry river stones, soft leather and purple florals & violets. Very good acidity. The finish is already beautifully round, balanced and polished.

Photos of; their beautiful spotless barrel room, our host getting barrel samples, the layers of soil structure this wine is grown and their Estate vineyards.

Apr 26th, 2018
Mark Oldman

‪the best #Malbec is grown at high elevations ⛰, and some of the best - like this lush, ripe, floral Angelica Zapata Malbec Alta - should be drunk there, too‬

‪the best #Malbec is grown at high elevations ⛰, and some of the best - like this lush, ripe, floral Angelica Zapata Malbec Alta - should be drunk there, too‬

Dec 11th, 2017
José Andrade

Great wine

Great wine

3 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Samuel Lou

Bold ruby in color. Mild and pleasant to the nose. Plum, black fruit, blueberry and a hint of coca to the palate. Long smooth lingering finish. One of the better Malbec from Argentina. Very good value.

Bold ruby in color. Mild and pleasant to the nose. Plum, black fruit, blueberry and a hint of coca to the palate. Long smooth lingering finish. One of the better Malbec from Argentina. Very good value.

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2022
Gisele Braga

Gisele had this 8 years ago

Gisele had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2014
Carmen Nogues

Muy bueno

Muy bueno

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2014
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

9.8

Having this wonderful Malbec with my friends in São Paulo!

Having this wonderful Malbec with my friends in São Paulo!

Mar 1st, 2016
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

9.7

Dark Ruby Malbec with a mix of Vanilla Chocolate black cherry on the nose. Very soft on the mid-pallet tasting licorice and cherries - beautiful long finish. Thanks to my friend in Buenos Ares- love it Mariano!!!

Dark Ruby Malbec with a mix of Vanilla Chocolate black cherry on the nose. Very soft on the mid-pallet tasting licorice and cherries - beautiful long finish. Thanks to my friend in Buenos Ares- love it Mariano!!!

Aug 23rd, 2015
Alexandre Lalas

Very seductive in the nose, lots of plums and violet. But in the palate, things doesn't go só well. Lots of muscles, but with a lack of acidity that makes almost impossible to finish the bottle

Very seductive in the nose, lots of plums and violet. But in the palate, things doesn't go só well. Lots of muscles, but with a lack of acidity that makes almost impossible to finish the bottle

Dec 28th, 2013
KJ Lim
9.0

Open 2+ hr
I smell espresso blackberry
Opal Purple color

Like this wine

Open 2+ hr
I smell espresso blackberry
Opal Purple color

Like this wine

Dec 18th, 2020