Bodega Catena Zapata

(54) (261) 413 1100 Cobos s/n, Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
Agrelo, 5519
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Blending different varietals, different lots and even different vintages is an art as old as winemaking itself. In Bordeaux, the blending of the famous five - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec - is a centuries old art. Each component is thought to add a level of complexity to the wine. Over the past 20 years, Nicolás and Laura Catena and their vineyard management team have worked tirelessly in the discovery, identification and development of key microclimates in the high altitude wine country of Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolás Catena has planted an almost countless number of varietals and clones throughout his mountain vineyard sites. This quest for quality lead Nicolás and Laura Catena to a crucial discovery regarding the influence of altitude on grape cultivation in Mendoza. Observing the important differences in soil types, average temperatures and thermal amplitudes that exist at varying altitudes, he found that vineyard sites which are just a few Read more »

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  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Alamos Torrontes 2015

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    Lemon, grapefruit and green apple aromas with hints of white peach. Melon and lemon flavors on the palate, good full mouthfeel and texture with some spice on the finish following a soft acidity and a base of creaminess. Read More

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  • Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2008 2008

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    Wine review by jcthomas44


  • Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2008 2008

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  • Alamos Torrontes 2015

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    Sweet and punchy. Read More

    Wine review by esantipapa


  • 2004 CastelGiocondo Brunello2005 Bodega Catena Zapata "Angelica Zapata" malbeca few BC wines I won't bother writing.... Read More

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  • Hard to say what it exactly is, but we've all had moments when wines were really open and "singing" maybe after a quick decant, or hours of air, they just started to open and catch fire. I can think of quite a few wines that stick out in this way, though it seems like a very unpredictable phenomenon. Also, what the heck is going on with wines th... Read More

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  • Catena Malbec 2012

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    Full bodied ripe black fruit spicy red wine with mellowed tannin Read More

    Wine review by johnfsa


  • Happy Anniversary as well OT.  Glad to see those wines were from the hood ... In the Claw I found a 2004 Bodega Catena Zapata Alta cab sav and a Kiona 1999 merlot!  I'm thinking we might move back to Seattle!!! Kidding, but damn I love Washington wine :)The In-laws are coming up for Christmas, so I won't be back till Easter probably, or the ra... Read More

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  • Catena Malbec 2012

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    Wine review by sa3108


  • Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Blend Lunlunta D.V. Catena Cabernet-Malbec 2003

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