Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Cabernet Sauvignon

9.012 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Hermes Cuello

Pretty good wine, Malbec is so much better.

Pretty good wine, Malbec is so much better.

Jul 4th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose; nice, soft, dark spice, black raspberries roasted coffee, dark, rich soils, dark currants, dark cherries, blue fruits, black plum, creamy black raspberries, cherries on the edge, black licorice, semi-sweet dry top soils, sweet tarry notes and blue and purple florals.

On the palate; the body is full and round. The tannins quite dry and still just a touch sticky. Riper/fresher fruits on the palate than the nose; dark currants, black raspberries, black, dark cherries, blue fruits, black plum, creamy black raspberries, cherries on the edge, black licorice, coffee, dark, rich soils, semi-sweet dry top soils, sweet tarry notes and blue and purple florals.

Photos of; the view from their front entrance, part of the lobby area, french oak barrel and their private tasting looking at it from inside their beautiful & spotless barrel room.

On the nose; nice, soft, dark spice, black raspberries roasted coffee, dark, rich soils, dark currants, dark cherries, blue fruits, black plum, creamy black raspberries, cherries on the edge, black licorice, semi-sweet dry top soils, sweet tarry notes and blue and purple florals.

On the palate; the body is full and round. The tannins quite dry and still just a touch sticky. Riper/fresher fruits on the palate than the nose; dark currants, black raspberries, black, dark cherries, blue fruits, black plum, creamy black raspberries, cherries on the edge, black licorice, coffee, dark, rich soils, semi-sweet dry top soils, sweet tarry notes and blue and purple florals.

Photos of; the view from their front entrance, part of the lobby area, french oak barrel and their private tasting looking at it from inside their beautiful & spotless barrel room.

Apr 26th, 2018
Aaron Means

Fresh rendition of cabernet that has a lingering mineral streak that runs right through the dark red and black fruit.

Fresh rendition of cabernet that has a lingering mineral streak that runs right through the dark red and black fruit.

Nov 9th, 2017
Angelo Casagrande

Deep purple. Getting some green pepper notes in the nose along with blackberry and coffee bean. Tannins pretty mellow on day 2. Dark Chocolate, spice and a little menthol. Nice wine.

Deep purple. Getting some green pepper notes in the nose along with blackberry and coffee bean. Tannins pretty mellow on day 2. Dark Chocolate, spice and a little menthol. Nice wine.

Apr 16th, 2019
John Miller

Nice and dry, but still too fruity for me

Nice and dry, but still too fruity for me

Dec 23rd, 2018
Kath Rt

bueno casual jajajajajaja

bueno casual jajajajajaja

May 4th, 2018
Matt Bailey

Opened up after a couple days. Initially tannins were harsh with soft berry flavors but softened by time as dark fruits were more prominent and tannins softened.

Opened up after a couple days. Initially tannins were harsh with soft berry flavors but softened by time as dark fruits were more prominent and tannins softened.

Mar 15th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Jordan had this 3 months ago

Jordan had this 3 months ago

Feb 9th, 2019
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.9

Joe had this a year ago

Joe had this a year ago

Jun 3rd, 2018
Jan Alma

Jan had this 2 months ago

Jan had this 2 months ago

Mar 7th, 2019