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    Catena Zapata Nicolas 2005
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Argentina, South America

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    • RP98
    • V94
    Price: $149.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 The Wine Advocate, 94 Wine Spectator, 94 Wine Enthusiast, 94 Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Region: Argentina, South America

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 97389

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec

    Critical Acclaim:

    The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Malbec. The fruit was sourced from four of the estate’s finest high-elevation vineyards, and aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. The brooding bouquet delivers pain grille, mineral, violet, scorched earth, pepper, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry aromas leading to a dense, opulent wine with gobs of savory fruit, ripe tannins, terrific concentration, and a 60-second finish. Allow it 6-8 years in the cellar to reveal its full potential and enjoy it from 2015 to 2030.

    98 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Dark, but very alluring, with inviting incense, warm espresso and molten chocolate cake notes up front, followed by hoisin sauce, graphite, mulled black currant and blackberry fruit flavors. The long finish courses with fruit and loads of buried grip. Drink now through 2013. 500 cases imported.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Catena's signature wine is Cabernet Sauvignon-based, and it’s a purple haze of dense, exotic aromas that lean toward lavender, flower petals and black fruit. It's saturated and fruity to the point of no return, with impeccable structure and mouthfeel. An avalanche of flavor and style.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Full ruby. Superripe aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate and licorice, enlivened by minerals, violet, pepper and herbs. Then penetrating, sharply delineated and impressively concentrated, with a serious backbone supporting its very fresh currant and mineral flavors.
    Rating: 94+

    94 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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    Westporter (10/19/2010)
    Still young (Oct '10), very reminiscent of a fine St. Emilion, developed in the glass, worth cellaring

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