Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Alta Angelica Vineyard 2001
Reflecting the first vintage of a microclimate blended wine for the Catena Alta Malbec, this wine is 100% Malbec sourced from the sandy, clay soil of Lot 18 in the 70 year old Angélica vineyard and the sandy soil of Lot 3 in the Nicasia vineyard. The 2001 vintage in the Angélica and Nicasia vineyards experienced slightly warmer average temperatures during March, but with very cool nights, with average thermal amplitudes greater than the norm. The fruit from Angélica lent rich dark fruit flavors, a full yet soft mouthfeel and ripe, sweet tannins. The Malbec from Nicasia contributed delicate floral aromatics and spicy pepper notes on the finish. This vintage should be enjoyed in 4 to 5 years and will continue to improve over the following 10 years.
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Tried a bottle after hearing a lot about it in Argentina. It is a very nice, full bodied wine. Amazing aroma and flavor.
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Made in a modern style, this wine is ripe in its cranberry scents and firm, sweet tannins. Oak flavors carry all the way through the taste, balanced by the fresh black fruit of malbec. Decant for grilled sausages.
Though loaded with toast up front, this nonetheless displays lovely notes of boysenberry and raspberry confiture, followed by lush milk and dark chocolate flavors. The racy, long, detailed finish leaves a remarkably elegant impression. Drink now through 2006.
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The 2001 Catena Alta Malbec has a deep, dark purple color with violet tones. The nose is intense and complex, with ripe plum and blackberry fruit aromas with floral hints of violets and sweet spice. The mouthfeel is full, yet elegant with black cherry fruits and a touch of spicy black pepper. The finish is long and persistent, with soft, sweet tannins.
|Total Acidity: 6.22 grams per liter|
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