Bodegas Catena Zapata

In 1902, Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant, planted his first vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. The winery has remained under family control -- now in its fourth generation -- and is one of the few family-owned wine companies in Argentina that remains in Argentine hands. Owned today by Nicolás Catena and his daughter Laura, Bodega Catena Zapata is known as the pioneer of fine wine from Argentina, and Nicolás is recognized as the vintner who revolutionized wine quality in Argentina. A trained economist, Nicolás began this revolution in the early 1980s and continues to challenge himself and his team to make wines that can be counted among the best in the world. His measured approach to viticulture has taken its place in wine history as the pioneer of Malbec and high-altitude viticulture.

Catena wines, first launched in 1992, set a new standard for quality in South America. The wines immediately proved the quality potential of Argentina and garnered the first outstanding reviews for Argentine wines from worldwide media. After more than 20 years, the wines of Catena continue to lead the way in Argentine viticulture and winemaking. The family and the winery's employees take great pride in carrying on the tradition that began over a century ago.

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Bodega Catena Zapata 'Alta' Malbec 2014
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 The blend of the 2014 Catena Alta Malbec changed to adapt to a slightly warmer vintage, and even if the source is the same, Angelica (Lunlunta), La Piramide (Agrelo), Nicasia (Altamira) and Adrianna (Gualtallary), the percentage of grapes from Gualtallary is higher in 2014. They
Item Number: 31199
Bottle:$32.95
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Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The impressive 2015 Catena Malbec is subtle, balanced and elegant. It mixes fruit from many different zones, with the grapes from the higher part of Valle de Uco fermented with full clusters, the medium part (Vista Flores, lower La Consulta) destemmed and put together with the full
Item Number: 26853
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec 2015 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The impressive 2015 Catena Malbec is subtle, balanced and elegant. It mixes fruit from many different zones, with the grapes from the higher part of Valle de Uco fermented with full clusters, the medium part (Vista Flores, lower La Consulta) destemmed and put together with the full
Item Number: 26710
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92  "A bright and fruity wine with flowers and hints of almond and walnuts. Medium body, fine and silky tannins and a clean finish. Bright and precise. Drink now."  Wine Advocate 90  "The sharp and vertical 2015 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon is fresher and has more focus than the
Item Number: 26242
Bottle:$15.45
Case: $185.40
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Bodega Catena Zapata 'Lunlunta' Malbec 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90+ "I also tasted the 2015 Appellation Lunlunta Malbec, a cooler vintage that resulted in a more austere and stony wine, incredibly mineral for the price range. The nose takes time to take off, and it's more subtle than the 2014, but in the same spectrum of aromas. There is good
Item Number: 25922
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Bodega Catena Zapata 'La Consulta' Malbec 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "For now the whole appellation range comes from single vineyards, and the 2015 Appellation La Consulta Malbec is sourced from an old 25-hectare vineyard in the banks of the Tunuyán river in the higher part of La Consulta, very close to Altamira, where the soils have clay and
Item Number: 25446
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The balsamic and showy 2015 Chardonnay is a blend of three vineyards, one small plot from Agrelo (less than 10% of the volume, as it's no more than four hectares), another one from Villa Bastías from the Tupungato department and a third one in Gualtallary, also in Tupungato in the
Item Number: 23104
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Bodega Catena Zapata 'San Carlos' Cab Franc 2014
Steve Tanzer 91 Enticing aromatic lift to the aromas of purple fruits, violet and brown spices. Suaver than the Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon, offering exhilarating cut and penetration and an ideal balance between sweetness and suppleness of fruit and acidity. Savory, plush and ripe for all its energy.
Item Number: 22568
Bottle:$20.95
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Bodega Catena Zapata 'Agrelo' Cabernet Sauv 2014
" The 2012 Catena Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon Agrelo presents purple color with ruby red reflections. The nose shows intense aromas of ripe red fruit flavors interwoven with spices notes like black pepper, thyme, curry, with layers of cedar. The mouthfeel is rich with layers of cassis
Item Number: 22567
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Bodega Catena Zapata 'Tupungato' Chardonnay 2015
" The Tupungato has the unique expression of cool and high altitude vineyard sites. Tupungato vineyards lend citrus notes with a crisp finish and a rich unctuous mouthfeel. The wine has a beautiful pear and citrus flavors with crisp fresh minerality. The wine is a delicate greenish color with
Item Number: 22566
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Catena 'Zapata' Catena Malbec 2014
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 The peachy 2014 Catena Malbec is juicy and with good ripeness, a soft style with round, sweet tannins and some toasty notes with sweet spices. Somehow this is a more approachable and drinkable than the 2015 at the moment. This is a very complex blend of many vineyards, points of

Bodega Catena Zapata 'Alta' Malbec 2013
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94"A rich and opulent red with exuberant fruit of blackberry and blueberry. Full body, fine tannins. Racy."

Catena Zapata 'Catena' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "(from vines planted in 1973; cropped at one cluster per shoot): Bright, dark red. Ripe yet cool aromas of cassis, licorice and menthol. Supple, spicy and slightly medicinal; in a rather Old World style for a Catena wine but still with lovely fruit sweetness. The deep clay soil

Bodega Catena Zapata 'La Consulta' Malbec 2014
" The Catena Malbec Appellation La Consulta shows a dark violet color with deep purple tones. The nose offers aromas like red fruit and ripe, concentrated dark berries with fresh herbs and floral notes like lavender and violets, some traces of vanilla and tobacco. The mouthfeel is rich, with

Bodega Catena Zapata 'Lunlunta' Malbec 2014
" The Lunlunta shows a deep violet color with purple reflections. The nose offers concentrated aromas of ripe red and dark fruits with traces of vanilla and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and concentrated, with blueberries and blackberries notes and a touch of leather and cinnamon. The finish presents

Catena Malbec 2014 375ml
The Catena family has conducted extensive research into the soils and microclimates of Mendoza's high altitude wine country in the foothills of the Andes mountains. At different altitudes, the family's Malbec vineyards express a unique profile of aromas and flavors: the ripe plum fruit flavors and

Catena Zapata 'Catena' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90  "found the 2013 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon superior to the 2012. It is fresher and has more focused, clean aromas and a livelier palate even though the fruit seems to have reached a better ripeness despite being a colder vintage. There are spicy aromas and a touch of ink. The

Catena Zapata 'Catena' Chardonnay 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 The 2014 Chardonnay is a blend of three vineyards. The vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times: Agrelo at 3,117 foot elevation, Villa Bastías at 3,675 foot elevation and Gualtallary at 4,757 foot elevation. Each vineyard is vinified differently and

Catena 'Zapata' Catena Malbec 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 As I saw with the Cabernet, the 2013 Catena Malbec also feels fresher than the 2012. It is produced with fruit from Valle de Uco and some 20% from the Luján de Cuyo zone that fermented in a mixture of cement and stainless steel, and partly matured in barrels for some 10 months. The

Catena 'Alta' Malbec 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94+ I was truly impressed by the 2012 Catena Alta Malbec, a blend of wines produced with Malbec grapes from different zones within Mendoza. The nose shows incredible freshness (early harvest?) and a mixture of violets, blueberries and bright red cherries and is also subtly spiced. The

Catena 'Zapata' Catena Malbec 2012
"The 2012 Catena Malbec is a blend of four vineyards in Lunlunta, Agrelo, Altamira and Gualtallary at different altitudes and includes some whole cluster fermentation (about 20% of the blend.) It has a pellucid bouquet with tangible minerality: notes of blackberry, strawberry cheesecake, a touch of

Catena Zapata 'Catena' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
" The Catena Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark violet color with shades of rubies. On the nose it offers aromas of ripe black currant, sweet spice, red fruits and cassis. On the palate it displays layers of cassis, tobacco and black pepper. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with tannins that

Catena 'Alta' Malbec 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93"This shows a silky and beautiful wine with plum, spice, salt and sliced meat. Full body, with wonderful fruit and spicy, meat and berry character. A little jammy but I like it a lot. Drink or hold." (06/14)

Catena Zapata 'Catena' Chardonnay 2013
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" The Catena Chardonnay combines the unique expressions of three high-altitude vineyard sites. The wine shows an intense straw yellow color with greenish highlights. The extraordinary combination of vineyards offers concentrated aromas of ripe citrus and honeyed tropical fruits with notes of

Catena Zapata 'Catena' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
"The Catena Cabernet Sauvignon shows a dark ruby color with violet tones. On the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe raspberries and cassis with notes of black pepper, cloves and touch of fresh thyme. On the palate, it is full and rich and displays layers of black currant with notes of cedar,