Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec

9.1523 ratings
9.060 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby, purple hues, aged 18 months in French oak, with aromas of ripe dark fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black currants with notes of licorice, vanilla and tobacco. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and sweet mineral notes. Drink now or cellar for a while.

Deep Ruby, purple hues, aged 18 months in French oak, with aromas of ripe dark fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and black currants with notes of licorice, vanilla and tobacco. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit and sweet mineral notes. Drink now or cellar for a while.

Dec 10th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015

Vintage 2015

Oct 30th, 2018
Meg Herring

Plush dark fruits and mocha ☕️ Tannin is well integrated. Very soft and multi dimensional.

Plush dark fruits and mocha ☕️ Tannin is well integrated. Very soft and multi dimensional.

Aug 12th, 2018
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

Nicola catena is the Robert Mondavi of Mendoza they advanced in 15 years what it took the rest of the world 200 years to get to this level. They take from the five family vineyards for this wine. The historic rows are now put on the label. This is the best vineyards and they look for the best location in those vineyards Angelica named after his mother and this is the mother clone material. All the wineries built in Spanish or Italian architecture. Dark berry fruit blackberry and blueberry fruit with notes of licorice spice dark tobacco spice. Another vineyard has a dessert effect because of its low altitude this site gives it structure. Adrianna vineyards is one of the highest and this is the most important violet flowers and freshness and acidity

Nicola catena is the Robert Mondavi of Mendoza they advanced in 15 years what it took the rest of the world 200 years to get to this level. They take from the five family vineyards for this wine. The historic rows are now put on the label. This is the best vineyards and they look for the best location in those vineyards Angelica named after his mother and this is the mother clone material. All the wineries built in Spanish or Italian architecture. Dark berry fruit blackberry and blueberry fruit with notes of licorice spice dark tobacco spice. Another vineyard has a dessert effect because of its low altitude this site gives it structure. Adrianna vineyards is one of the highest and this is the most important violet flowers and freshness and acidity

7 people found it helpfulOct 9th, 2014
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.5

So, I know how not cool I am because, this wine is delicious. It's so amazingly well made, delicious and spot on. Not my favorite style, but super well done.

So, I know how not cool I am because, this wine is delicious. It's so amazingly well made, delicious and spot on. Not my favorite style, but super well done.

2 people found it helpfulJul 19th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby, purple hues, aged 18 months in French oak, with aromas of ripe dark fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of fresh blackberry and black currants with notes of licorice, vanilla and tobacco. Long finish, fine tannins, crisp acidity, ending dry with fruit and slight earthy notes. Nice!

Deep Ruby, purple hues, aged 18 months in French oak, with aromas of ripe dark fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of fresh blackberry and black currants with notes of licorice, vanilla and tobacco. Long finish, fine tannins, crisp acidity, ending dry with fruit and slight earthy notes. Nice!

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2021
Allison Lyzenga

Deep purple; medium plus intensity aromas of black plum, blackberry, black currant, purple flower, subtle vinyl, earthiness as it opens, leather, cedar, subtle vanilla; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus smooth tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very elegant, well balanced

Deep purple; medium plus intensity aromas of black plum, blackberry, black currant, purple flower, subtle vinyl, earthiness as it opens, leather, cedar, subtle vanilla; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus smooth tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, very elegant, well balanced

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2021
MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.1

Medium ruby color. Medium(+) intensity aromas of red fruit (plums and cherries and raspberries) black fruit (cassis, black currant and black plum) and secondary of oak (cedar, smoke) tertiaries with hints of leather and tobacco and there are some aromas of roasted red peppers. Medium(+) body medium(+) acidity, medium (+) ripe smooth tannins and high alcohol. The concentration of ripe fruit aromas and flavors seem to balance out the relatively high alcohol sensation and the acidity also helps to make the wine lively and not dense or dull. The wine has a nice fine-grained tannin giving it a slightly earthy texture. The wine seem capable of further bottle aging because it has a nice acidity and tannin that’s will guide it forward and the wine will continue to be interesting and could even be better from now until 5 years from now. Their is a clear varietal expression. It is purely #cabernetsauvignon as expressed by clear and defined aromas and flavors of cassis and cedar and hints of roasted peppers. It is made with historic Catena family’s Andean mountain vineyards 50% La Pirámide and 50% domingo Vineyard. #argentinewine #argentine #argentina #andes

Medium ruby color. Medium(+) intensity aromas of red fruit (plums and cherries and raspberries) black fruit (cassis, black currant and black plum) and secondary of oak (cedar, smoke) tertiaries with hints of leather and tobacco and there are some aromas of roasted red peppers. Medium(+) body medium(+) acidity, medium (+) ripe smooth tannins and high alcohol. The concentration of ripe fruit aromas and flavors seem to balance out the relatively high alcohol sensation and the acidity also helps to make the wine lively and not dense or dull. The wine has a nice fine-grained tannin giving it a slightly earthy texture. The wine seem capable of further bottle aging because it has a nice acidity and tannin that’s will guide it forward and the wine will continue to be interesting and could even be better from now until 5 years from now. Their is a clear varietal expression. It is purely #cabernetsauvignon as expressed by clear and defined aromas and flavors of cassis and cedar and hints of roasted peppers. It is made with historic Catena family’s Andean mountain vineyards 50% La Pirámide and 50% domingo Vineyard. #argentinewine #argentine #argentina #andes

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Tar, plums, tart cherries. Hints of chocolate. Mineral. Cool, rainy year. 13.5 %alc. I

Tar, plums, tart cherries. Hints of chocolate. Mineral. Cool, rainy year. 13.5 %alc. I

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015

Vintage 2015

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2019