Bodega Catena Zapata

San Carlos Cabernet Franc

8.975 ratings
8.76 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Adam Knoerzer

I like many other Catena wines. This Cab Franc doesn’t do it for me; too soft, too plush, too dark, too...lacking in that funky verve, you know? You know.

I like many other Catena wines. This Cab Franc doesn’t do it for me; too soft, too plush, too dark, too...lacking in that funky verve, you know? You know.

Apr 15th, 2020
Phillip Clark

Don't know if anyone cares, but to me this is an understated Cabernet franc. I have had some that bring the power of pepper and tobacco. This one is subtle and tame. If you don't like to be overpowered with awesomeness, this may be a Franc for you. For me it's good, just not what I wanted in my franc. I'll drink it if someone else buys but I won't spend another $17 on a bottle.

Don't know if anyone cares, but to me this is an understated Cabernet franc. I have had some that bring the power of pepper and tobacco. This one is subtle and tame. If you don't like to be overpowered with awesomeness, this may be a Franc for you. For me it's good, just not what I wanted in my franc. I'll drink it if someone else buys but I won't spend another $17 on a bottle.

2 people found it helpfulApr 15th, 2014
Stacie Maheurin

Love this cab franc! None of the green wood taste that seems to be prevalent in many European ones.

Love this cab franc! None of the green wood taste that seems to be prevalent in many European ones.

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2019
MaJ CappS

Lovely crushed berries make up the nose, like a jam making factory at first pressing.

Fruit leather black raspberry, Ouzo like anise, grit from the cherry pit, blanched plum.
Ending in tonsil smacking cedar stave,
Love the push for Cab franc in the fertile glacier hewn soils of South America.

Lovely crushed berries make up the nose, like a jam making factory at first pressing.

Fruit leather black raspberry, Ouzo like anise, grit from the cherry pit, blanched plum.
Ending in tonsil smacking cedar stave,
Love the push for Cab franc in the fertile glacier hewn soils of South America.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2019
Ken Taste Wine

This is a really earthy cab franc, with a great beginning and finish but the middle is missing.

This is a really earthy cab franc, with a great beginning and finish but the middle is missing.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2018
Alaina Tary

Light, fruity and fun. Easy drinking, great with a meal.

Light, fruity and fun. Easy drinking, great with a meal.

1 person found it helpfulApr 1st, 2018
Faye Holliday

Easy drinking cab franc at a low price.

Easy drinking cab franc at a low price.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2017
Kaori B

Headland Hotel,Cornwall. Beautiful balance between heavy flavor and tanin--the taste of intense saltanas without the awkward aftertaste. Slight charred taste at the end (which apparently is my thing). Beautiful wine.

Headland Hotel,Cornwall. Beautiful balance between heavy flavor and tanin--the taste of intense saltanas without the awkward aftertaste. Slight charred taste at the end (which apparently is my thing). Beautiful wine.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2017
Trevor Woodbury

Crystal clear and stands on its own

Crystal clear and stands on its own

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2017
Fiona Hardy

Had at Elisa Steakhouse for our 8-year anniversary. Peppery, warm, medium-dry, easy to drink. Pairs wonderfully with an expensive steak, or I could just have a glass on it's own.

Had at Elisa Steakhouse for our 8-year anniversary. Peppery, warm, medium-dry, easy to drink. Pairs wonderfully with an expensive steak, or I could just have a glass on it's own.

Nov 30th, 2021