Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Mendoza Malbec

8.8724 ratings
8.716 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
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. Dates, figs, blackberries and baking spices on the nose. Brambles and baking spices on the palate. Nice finish. Really well done for the money.

Popped and poured. Dates, figs, blackberries and baking spices on the nose. Brambles and baking spices on the palate. Nice finish. Really well done for the money.

Oct 7th, 2018
David Shaw

Medium extracted dark red. White pepper, tobacco and red fruit notes in nose. Cherry, raspberry, cigar box, leather and later sage notes in mouth, soft tannins on finish. Pleasant, good with food, cries out for a steak. Fruit faded within 24 hours

Medium extracted dark red. White pepper, tobacco and red fruit notes in nose. Cherry, raspberry, cigar box, leather and later sage notes in mouth, soft tannins on finish. Pleasant, good with food, cries out for a steak. Fruit faded within 24 hours

Jun 3rd, 2018
Brian Szluk

Nose plum, black currant, fig and violet.
Palate cherry, blue very, ripe strawberry jam, tobacco, leather and black olive.

Nose plum, black currant, fig and violet.
Palate cherry, blue very, ripe strawberry jam, tobacco, leather and black olive.

Sep 26th, 2017
Eckhard Garbers

Classic BBQ wine, this entry level Malbec from Catena (£13) has cherry and black currant notes with a slight savoury edge. While quite a bold wine, the alcohol is well integrated and perfect to drink now.

Classic BBQ wine, this entry level Malbec from Catena (£13) has cherry and black currant notes with a slight savoury edge. While quite a bold wine, the alcohol is well integrated and perfect to drink now.

7 people found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

8.4

Short finish ok

Short finish ok

3 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2015
James Frinzi

Extremely smooth finish with a subtle spice. It has a lot of flavor but not too bold. I would be happy to buy a bottle of this at a restaurant for $32 - $40. The retail was about $16 which was a pretty good deal.

Extremely smooth finish with a subtle spice. It has a lot of flavor but not too bold. I would be happy to buy a bottle of this at a restaurant for $32 - $40. The retail was about $16 which was a pretty good deal.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
Eric Tabas

Good mouth filling wine with a bit of Spice and Cigar to pair with the steak but not a lot of fruit yet with soft tannins, particularly because it's a 2011 drinking now in 2017. A reasonable value but a not a very Dynamic Malbec.

Good mouth filling wine with a bit of Spice and Cigar to pair with the steak but not a lot of fruit yet with soft tannins, particularly because it's a 2011 drinking now in 2017. A reasonable value but a not a very Dynamic Malbec.

1 person found it helpfulAug 27th, 2017
Alexis Reeves

Nice grocery store wine with a heavy taste of plums and a little hint of tobacco. Dry as I would expect.

Nice grocery store wine with a heavy taste of plums and a little hint of tobacco. Dry as I would expect.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2015
Edward Zimmerman

I'm now expecting a note from delectable saying "we believe your phone has been stolen"

I'm now expecting a note from delectable saying "we believe your phone has been stolen"

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2015
Christine Havens

I received a selection of Catena wines following an interview with Dr. Laura Catena (to her credit, she's an amazing person and a part time ER doc). Her 2014 High Mountain Vines Cabernet displays glorious aromas of black currant, anise, mocha, exotic spice, and cedar. Medium weight, elevation has endowed this Argentine Cab with elegance and silkiness stitched against a backdrop of fine tannins and high acidity. It’s fresh and intense with a finish that flirts with saline-tipped minerality. 13.5% ABV

I received a selection of Catena wines following an interview with Dr. Laura Catena (to her credit, she's an amazing person and a part time ER doc). Her 2014 High Mountain Vines Cabernet displays glorious aromas of black currant, anise, mocha, exotic spice, and cedar. Medium weight, elevation has endowed this Argentine Cab with elegance and silkiness stitched against a backdrop of fine tannins and high acidity. It’s fresh and intense with a finish that flirts with saline-tipped minerality. 13.5% ABV

Dec 16th, 2016