Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec

9.239 ratings
9.04 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
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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose; warm, ripe baked, ruby mid red & dark fruits. Dark cassis, blackberries, blueberries, black plum, black plum, dark cherries & creamy raspberries on the edges, dark, rich, moist soils, black licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla and fields of violets.

On the palate; the body is full and gorgeous. The tannins firm, rounded and tarry. The fruits are; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, black plum, dark cherries, cherry, strawberries, raspberries on the edges. Dark, rich, moist soils, black licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, nice warm spice, suede leather, crushed dry rocks, dry stones, loamy dry top soil, bright red florals and violets. Nice acidity with a nice balanced finish.

Photos of; Catena Zapata, secondary Estate Malbec fruit not harvested, my partner in wine crime and our professional tasting group.

On the nose; warm, ripe baked, ruby mid red & dark fruits. Dark cassis, blackberries, blueberries, black plum, black plum, dark cherries & creamy raspberries on the edges, dark, rich, moist soils, black licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla and fields of violets.

On the palate; the body is full and gorgeous. The tannins firm, rounded and tarry. The fruits are; blackberries, blueberries, black plum, black plum, dark cherries, cherry, strawberries, raspberries on the edges. Dark, rich, moist soils, black licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, nice warm spice, suede leather, crushed dry rocks, dry stones, loamy dry top soil, bright red florals and violets. Nice acidity with a nice balanced finish.

Photos of; Catena Zapata, secondary Estate Malbec fruit not harvested, my partner in wine crime and our professional tasting group.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2018
Aaron Means

Dark blue and black fruits that seem light on its feet due to balanced acids. Easy drinking and quality Malbec for the price. Screams asado!!!!

Dark blue and black fruits that seem light on its feet due to balanced acids. Easy drinking and quality Malbec for the price. Screams asado!!!!

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2017
John Miller

Nice and dry, but still too fruity for me

Nice and dry, but still too fruity for me

Dec 23rd, 2018
Andrew Crane

I’m not usually a Malbec guy but this is good. Plum, tobacco, hint of vegetal note on the nose. A black raspberry finish and really smooth tannins.

I’m not usually a Malbec guy but this is good. Plum, tobacco, hint of vegetal note on the nose. A black raspberry finish and really smooth tannins.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Christopher Fedorchak

Very consistent over the years. Nice transition wine during Thanksgiving.

Very consistent over the years. Nice transition wine during Thanksgiving.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Kyle Katterjohn

Ok

Nov 4th, 2018
Eliot Hamerman

Wonderful with duck!

Wonderful with duck!

Jul 15th, 2018
Yuki Watanabe

Medium body, well balanced. Smooth finish leaving you wanting more. Almost sweet.

Medium body, well balanced. Smooth finish leaving you wanting more. Almost sweet.

May 20th, 2018
Yuki Watanabe

Ripe fruit, full body, right amount of tannin, smooth finish

Ripe fruit, full body, right amount of tannin, smooth finish

May 20th, 2018