Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon

8.919 ratings
8.92 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
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has ripe black cherry, roasted red pepper, dried grape vine and over-ripe plum.
Palate has prune, ripe red raspberry, tannic black cherry, dry earth, black tea and grippy tannins. Likely this could hold another 4-6 years.
Last bottle of a mixed vineyard 6-pack of 2002 wines, offered in OWC alongside, Altamira Lote 1 & Adrianna Lote 3, two bottles each.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has ripe black cherry, roasted red pepper, dried grape vine and over-ripe plum.
Palate has prune, ripe red raspberry, tannic black cherry, dry earth, black tea and grippy tannins. Likely this could hold another 4-6 years.
Last bottle of a mixed vineyard 6-pack of 2002 wines, offered in OWC alongside, Altamira Lote 1 & Adrianna Lote 3, two bottles each.

Sep 28th, 2019
Alvaro Bustillos

Cenaltec

Cenaltec

Jul 14th, 2019
Jonathan

Got it for $40 from local. Amazing value. Well aged with sweet and integrated tannin. The flavor profile is one dimensional, with mostly Cassis. However, the acidity and tannin and fruits are perfectly balanced, so I must rate it a very good wine. Buy again. Score down, found it to be too simple and fruit forward with the second bottle. Don’t buy again.

Got it for $40 from local. Amazing value. Well aged with sweet and integrated tannin. The flavor profile is one dimensional, with mostly Cassis. However, the acidity and tannin and fruits are perfectly balanced, so I must rate it a very good wine. Buy again. Score down, found it to be too simple and fruit forward with the second bottle. Don’t buy again.

Mar 7th, 2019
David Koenen

Brambles! Great with the dear/onion/thyme/bramble/parsnip dish that was served with it.

Brambles! Great with the dear/onion/thyme/bramble/parsnip dish that was served with it.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Ed Scheetz

From Greenwich Clapboard. In great shape.

From Greenwich Clapboard. In great shape.

Aug 13th, 2017
Andy Presland

Ready. Black currant fruit with fully integrated tannins. Ripe, some acidity but quite rounded and fleshy. Still potential to age.

Ready. Black currant fruit with fully integrated tannins. Ripe, some acidity but quite rounded and fleshy. Still potential to age.

Jun 24th, 2017
Juan Menendez

Superb!

Superb!

Mar 5th, 2016
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

8.7

Ronnie had this 6 years ago

Ronnie had this 6 years ago

Oct 5th, 2014
Esther

Esther had this 2 years ago

Esther had this 2 years ago

Feb 14th, 2019
Eric Weerstra

Eric had this 2 years ago

Eric had this 2 years ago

Dec 22nd, 2018