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    Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2007
    Malbec - Argentina, South America

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    • RP97
    • ST95
    Price: $119.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 95 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine Spectator, 92 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Argentina, South America

    Varietal: Malbec

    Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 108600

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino is one of three high-end Malbecs first released by the winery in 2007. Like its siblings, the wine exemplifies Nicolás Catena's success and pioneering research with the Malbec grape in Mendoza. The grapes for Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2006 are carefully chosen from three of the winery's best vineyard sites: the Adrianna, the Nicasia and the Angélica.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2007 Argentino Malbec is a blend of the Nicasia and Adrianna cuvees. Since I have been tasting the Catena wines, this has generally been my preference because it seems to have an extra dimension of complexity. So it is with the 2007 vintage. The Argentino offers a similar aromatic and flavor profile, but with just a bit of extra nuance. It will be most enjoyable to taste these 3 wines side-by-side in another 10 years (or, to be truthful, at any time).

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep, bright, saturated ruby. Vibrant blackberry and mineral aromas, plus an almost exotic note of caramel; very ripe but still a bit tight. Like liquid silk on entry, then staggeringly concentrated, sweet and utterly seamless in the middle. This explosive wine expands with aeration and finishes with utterly suave tannins and palate-staining length. A knockout of a malbec.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Lush and very expressive, with a gorgeous mouthfeel to the blueberry, violet, melted black licorice, fig sauce and spice notes. Long and powerful, but not tiring to drink—an impressive feat considering the density of fruit. Drink now through 2014.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Arg­entino is a blend of Catena's three principal malbec vineyards: Adrianna, Nicasia and Angélica. In this warm vintage the aromas and flavors recall sweet blackberries; it’s framed by a powerful structure, the tannins as sinewy as the muscles of a long-distance runner. Wait two or three years for this wine to gain in complexity, or drink it now with roast wild boar.

    92 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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