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Bodega Catena Zapata 2018 (Argentina: Mendoza) (ID# 924)

Name Bodega Catena Zapata 2018 (ID# 924)
Varietal Malbec
Region Argentina: Mendoza
Notes "2018 seems like a very good year for young and juicy reds, which is what the 2018 Catena Malbec is, a pure varietal that shows the typicity of the grape and the freshness of the year. It has the telltale aromas and the soft and velvety texture of the grape, with nicely integrated oak and a dry, long and pleasant finish. This has mind-boggling quality for the quantity—they produce 2.5 million bottles of it! One to buy by the case." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Slightly reduced aromas of black cherry and raspberry lifted by a floral note. More reserved and serious than the 2017 version (winemaker Vigil told me he found a bit of animal character in the earlier vintage--an element he doesn't like), with its red and black fruit and violet flavors showing a light touch for the price. This is not a particularly black style of Malbec. Very juicy and ultimately pliant, finishing with light tannins and noteworthy energy. Vigil vinified this wine with 50% whole clusters, which he described as "perfect for structure." (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous)

Price

$24.99

Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
WA: 91 pts +
VIN: 90 pts  
 
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
13.5 Full Medium Sustainable

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DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine