Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Mendoza Malbec

8.8826 ratings
8.720 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
Anthony Pro

I don’t drink Malbec often, but when I do… I prefer Catena!

But really… it’s good. Oak. Leather. Fruit.

It tastes like I’m smoking a cigar in the forest.

I don’t drink Malbec often, but when I do… I prefer Catena!

But really… it’s good. Oak. Leather. Fruit.

It tastes like I’m smoking a cigar in the forest.

Dec 21st, 2021
Brian S

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
Bob McDonald

Perfumed nose of violets plus blue and red fruits a note of red liquorice. On the medium weight plus palate , ripe plum and chocolate. Differs from Cabernet with no herbal bay leaf characters and softer tannins in this case but persistent. This is a perfect wine to have with steak, in this case T bone. The Argentinians worked this out ages ago. One of the 1001 wines where it is summed up succinctly - The hallmark of the Catena style is refinement and balance but with a big personality. These wines supercede the Malbecs from Cahors because the vineyards are planted between 780 metres and 1500 metres in the Andes.

Perfumed nose of violets plus blue and red fruits a note of red liquorice. On the medium weight plus palate , ripe plum and chocolate. Differs from Cabernet with no herbal bay leaf characters and softer tannins in this case but persistent. This is a perfect wine to have with steak, in this case T bone. The Argentinians worked this out ages ago. One of the 1001 wines where it is summed up succinctly - The hallmark of the Catena style is refinement and balance but with a big personality. These wines supercede the Malbecs from Cahors because the vineyards are planted between 780 metres and 1500 metres in the Andes.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2021
Katy Donkin

Nice pinot noir for a slightly cheaper bottle - would be nice with red meat or pasta

Nice pinot noir for a slightly cheaper bottle - would be nice with red meat or pasta

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2018
Brian Gault

Medium body, easy drinking

Medium body, easy drinking

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2018
Rick Billups

Little dry but great flavor and easy drinking

Little dry but great flavor and easy drinking

1 person found it helpfulJan 8th, 2018
Caleb Warren

On 12/24/17 with Christmas Eve dinner with Tonya, grandma Chris and Bernie and aggie. A medium bodies fruit forward crisp balanced wine, easy to drink.

On 12/24/17 with Christmas Eve dinner with Tonya, grandma Chris and Bernie and aggie. A medium bodies fruit forward crisp balanced wine, easy to drink.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2017