Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec

9.178 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
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
Wes Hagen

Primary boysenberry with vanilla, dusty earth, hints of sour cherry, lavender and crushed pine needles. Unapologetically new world and clean as a young Gamay...bright and sexy and begging for Argentine beef. Good thing we're at Del Campo! I expect this wine to open up perfectly by the time the bottle empties.

Primary boysenberry with vanilla, dusty earth, hints of sour cherry, lavender and crushed pine needles. Unapologetically new world and clean as a young Gamay...bright and sexy and begging for Argentine beef. Good thing we're at Del Campo! I expect this wine to open up perfectly by the time the bottle empties.

Mar 21st, 2016
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

8.7

Ripe. Not my style, but very well made and a solid & complex example

Ripe. Not my style, but very well made and a solid & complex example

Dec 20th, 2015
Adam Foster

Beverage Director Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop, Blue Coop Restaurant

9.0

Well made, nice fruit, balance and energy. Needs time to unwind.

Well made, nice fruit, balance and energy. Needs time to unwind.

Sep 26th, 2015
Brandon Thurber

Solid, spicy Malbec. A long life ahead of it.

Solid, spicy Malbec. A long life ahead of it.

Mar 16th, 2019
Steven Beishuizen

This is outstanding liquid. We were given the bottle around our wedding along with a poem and told to consume it for our first anniversary. Well, we're three years married and just getting to it now... At a hotel... Before a Drake concert... Anyway, the wine has all kinds of complexity. Blueberry and black plum dominate for me with cedar or new oak flavors also dancing throughout. Really well done.

This is outstanding liquid. We were given the bottle around our wedding along with a poem and told to consume it for our first anniversary. Well, we're three years married and just getting to it now... At a hotel... Before a Drake concert... Anyway, the wine has all kinds of complexity. Blueberry and black plum dominate for me with cedar or new oak flavors also dancing throughout. Really well done.

Nov 4th, 2018
Nagib Nasr

One if the best that Argentina has to offer. Dark, Spicy, tasty 😋

One if the best that Argentina has to offer. Dark, Spicy, tasty 😋

Mar 20th, 2018
Kristin Van Wingerden

Lovely Malbec. Good depth but light enjoy to enjoy without a giant steak. 2012 vintage

Lovely Malbec. Good depth but light enjoy to enjoy without a giant steak. 2012 vintage

Dec 20th, 2017
Nick Shavladze

Rich fruity, dark great on the second day

Rich fruity, dark great on the second day

Sep 26th, 2017
R Sartarelli

Very nice; expected good things and it exceeded expectations.

Very nice; expected good things and it exceeded expectations.

May 6th, 2017