Bodega Catena Zapata

White Stones Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay

9.258 ratings
9.219 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
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Weijie Shi (Jay)

Arguably the best white of Argentina! It is that good. Pure lemon/orange oil, even showing some menthol, great acidity and mouthfeel, long finish. This can age very well!

Arguably the best white of Argentina! It is that good. Pure lemon/orange oil, even showing some menthol, great acidity and mouthfeel, long finish. This can age very well!

May 31st, 2020
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9.4

(from vines at an altitude of about 4,800 feet, on soil rich in white stones and gravel): Bright, light greenish-yellow. The ineffable nose offers a wonderfully complex blend of white fruits, flowers and minerals. Dry, tight and light on its feet, with its pear, mineral and baking spice flavors a bit compressed in the early going. A distinctly vertical wine but also quite deep. Finishes very firm and long, with terrific salty pungency and slowly building lift. This needs more time in bottle to expand, like so many of the best wines from the 2016 vintage. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2018)

(from vines at an altitude of about 4,800 feet, on soil rich in white stones and gravel): Bright, light greenish-yellow. The ineffable nose offers a wonderfully complex blend of white fruits, flowers and minerals. Dry, tight and light on its feet, with its pear, mineral and baking spice flavors a bit compressed in the early going. A distinctly vertical wine but also quite deep. Finishes very firm and long, with terrific salty pungency and slowly building lift. This needs more time in bottle to expand, like so many of the best wines from the 2016 vintage. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2018)

Jul 25th, 2018
Chris McClellan

Excellent example of Chardonnay. High altitude well maintained acid, lemon/limes, lemon curd, slight tropical.

Excellent example of Chardonnay. High altitude well maintained acid, lemon/limes, lemon curd, slight tropical.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Matt Duncan

Jamon iberco. Funk filled, lacking depth.

Jamon iberco. Funk filled, lacking depth.

Aug 15th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Good, can be great, a bit redolent at this time. A touch riper would add a little more depth and complexity as this right now is all lean orchard fruits and minerals and short on the finish.

Good, can be great, a bit redolent at this time. A touch riper would add a little more depth and complexity as this right now is all lean orchard fruits and minerals and short on the finish.

Jun 24th, 2015
Angela Randazzo

An iconoclastic offering from Catena. Oodles of nuance with lemon curd, a touch of mint leaf and minerality on par with a fine Chablis.

An iconoclastic offering from Catena. Oodles of nuance with lemon curd, a touch of mint leaf and minerality on par with a fine Chablis.

Dec 21st, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.5

This is the newest thing from catena these stones came down from the mountains 50,000 years ago this soils cacium carbonate making them white. These are white wines to be aged probably the first to be made on the white varietals to be aged. High altitude cool climate

This is the newest thing from catena these stones came down from the mountains 50,000 years ago this soils cacium carbonate making them white. These are white wines to be aged probably the first to be made on the white varietals to be aged. High altitude cool climate

Oct 9th, 2014
BurgundyFan

Lack of acidity

Lack of acidity

Aug 23rd, 2014
Jacky Hamasaki

Clear, star bright and medium yellow, medium concentration and medium viscosity.
Clean, medium minus intensity aromas of peach, white apricot, mango, melon, corn and buttery, Mineral of stony.
Dry, medium body and medium plus alcohol, medium minus acidity and medium plus finish and medium plus complexity. This wine is elegance and plenty of aromas, very fine. $$488

Clear, star bright and medium yellow, medium concentration and medium viscosity.
Clean, medium minus intensity aromas of peach, white apricot, mango, melon, corn and buttery, Mineral of stony.
Dry, medium body and medium plus alcohol, medium minus acidity and medium plus finish and medium plus complexity. This wine is elegance and plenty of aromas, very fine. $$488

Apr 28th, 2014
Jeff Bergeron

One of my favorite Chardonnays I have drank in a while. Very reminiscent of Corton-Charlemagne...making the train to NYC go by in a breeze.

One of my favorite Chardonnays I have drank in a while. Very reminiscent of Corton-Charlemagne...making the train to NYC go by in a breeze.

Nov 25th, 2013