Bodega Catena Zapata

Nicolas Catena Zapata Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec

9.3430 ratings
9.373 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
David L

Again, beautiful blend. Needs more time.

Again, beautiful blend. Needs more time.

Apr 4th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2014 ‘Nicolas Catena Zapata’ is a gorgeous blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder Malbec, as this wine was first made with the 1997 vintage. Sourced from the La Pirámide Vineyard (3,117 ft) as well as the Nicasia Vineyard (3,593 feet) and the Adrianna Vineyard (4,747 feet) the wine starts off with a gorgeous bouquet of dark currant, blackberry pie, mocha and spicecake that all marvelously combine in the glass. The dazzling minerality and texture to the wine really creates a seductive edge to this beautiful wine. Blueberry pie, black tea, Asian spices and dark chocolate shaving flavors all come together as the long, mineral and dark fruit driven finish delivers a lasting effect. Delicious now, be sure to give this a two hour decant if enjoying in its youth. Drink 2020-2040- 95

The 2014 ‘Nicolas Catena Zapata’ is a gorgeous blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with the remainder Malbec, as this wine was first made with the 1997 vintage. Sourced from the La Pirámide Vineyard (3,117 ft) as well as the Nicasia Vineyard (3,593 feet) and the Adrianna Vineyard (4,747 feet) the wine starts off with a gorgeous bouquet of dark currant, blackberry pie, mocha and spicecake that all marvelously combine in the glass. The dazzling minerality and texture to the wine really creates a seductive edge to this beautiful wine. Blueberry pie, black tea, Asian spices and dark chocolate shaving flavors all come together as the long, mineral and dark fruit driven finish delivers a lasting effect. Delicious now, be sure to give this a two hour decant if enjoying in its youth. Drink 2020-2040- 95

Apr 2nd, 2019
Pierre Costa

Exceptional blend. Concentrated flavors, full bodied but still holding a good finesse.

Exceptional blend. Concentrated flavors, full bodied but still holding a good finesse.

Oct 1st, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

This is blend of 78% Cabernet and 22% Malbec.

On the nose, ruby, rich, ripe fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, strawberries & cherries. Some notes of pyrazines, black licorice, dark cola, vanilla, cinnamon, nice dark spice with medium intensity, dry top soil, dry stones, bright red florals and violets.

On the palate, the body is medium full. The tannins are quite tame, round and sticky. Fruits are nice & ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, strawberries & cherries. Some notes of pyrazines, black licorice, dark cola, vanilla, cinnamon, nice dark spice with medium intensity, dry top soil, dry stones, bright red florals and violets. The acidity is round and rains over the palate. The finish is ripe, round, elegant, polished. Beautiful.

Photos of; Bodega Catena Zapata, the set up in progress for our tasting, a couple of wine lovers and the vista outside the front door of Catena Zappa.

This is blend of 78% Cabernet and 22% Malbec.

On the nose, ruby, rich, ripe fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, strawberries & cherries. Some notes of pyrazines, black licorice, dark cola, vanilla, cinnamon, nice dark spice with medium intensity, dry top soil, dry stones, bright red florals and violets.

On the palate, the body is medium full. The tannins are quite tame, round and sticky. Fruits are nice & ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, strawberries & cherries. Some notes of pyrazines, black licorice, dark cola, vanilla, cinnamon, nice dark spice with medium intensity, dry top soil, dry stones, bright red florals and violets. The acidity is round and rains over the palate. The finish is ripe, round, elegant, polished. Beautiful.

Photos of; Bodega Catena Zapata, the set up in progress for our tasting, a couple of wine lovers and the vista outside the front door of Catena Zappa.

Apr 25th, 2018
Garen Staglin

Plenty of fruit. Great finish.

Plenty of fruit. Great finish.

Mar 24th, 2018
Aaron Means

Lovely juice. Dark cherries steeped in tobacco and smoke. Polished. Fruit brimming with energy and not cloaked in a swath of oak.

Lovely juice. Dark cherries steeped in tobacco and smoke. Polished. Fruit brimming with energy and not cloaked in a swath of oak.

Nov 9th, 2017
John Riddick

The essence of Argentinian wine. Rich, great acidity and minerality.

The essence of Argentinian wine. Rich, great acidity and minerality.

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2016
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.3

Maggie......

Maggie......

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2016
Gobindjit S. Dhaliwal

Plums, blackberries, blueberries, cedar, graphite, incense, sweet vanilla. Silky texture with juicy dark fruit flavors on entry, exuberant midpalate with licorice, espresso, and dark chocolate with a long spicy finish filled with sweet silky tannins. A symphony on the palate, so fucking delicious!

Plums, blackberries, blueberries, cedar, graphite, incense, sweet vanilla. Silky texture with juicy dark fruit flavors on entry, exuberant midpalate with licorice, espresso, and dark chocolate with a long spicy finish filled with sweet silky tannins. A symphony on the palate, so fucking delicious!

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2016
E Alvelais

2009

2009

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2015