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Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

Rated 90 - Compared with the 2016, the 2017 Catena Cabernet Sauvignon feels a little riper within its fresh style, with moderate alcohol and good...
90WA
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Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Agrelo 2017 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright red-ruby. Cassis, leather, musky licorice, spices and tobacco leaf on the nose. The palate delivers captivating subtle sweetness...
91WA
91VM
$43.26
$45.54
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Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Catena Alta Historic Rows 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - Quite an exotic nose with a hint of passion fruit alongside the more familiar cassis, red bell pepper and chocolate notes. Rich with...
93JS
92WA
92VM
$16.09
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Catena Zapata Chardonnay 2018 750ml

Rated 91 - The balsamic, smoky and spicy white 2018 Catena Chardonnay is a blend of different vineyards matured in oak barrels for ten months. 2018...
91WA
$26.54
$27.94
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Catena Zapata Chardonnay Catena Alta Historic Rows 2017 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright yellow-green. Precise aromas of white peach, citrus fruits and flowers. Rich, suave and smooth, offering noteworthy purity and...
91VM
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Catena Zapata Chardonnay Tupungato 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - Bright gold-tinged yellow. Much deeper, riper and richer than the basic 2014 Mendoza Chardonnay, offering sweet stone fruit and apple...
90VM
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Catena Zapata D.V. Tinto Historico 2017 750ml

Rated 94 - A stunning wine for this price point! Plenty of malbec violet character, but also delicate spices and great freshness. A wealth of drive...
94JS
91VM
90WA
$20.34
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Catena Zapata Malbec Appelation Series La Consulta 2017 750ml

Rated 91 - Bright medium ruby. More medicinal and rocky on the nose than the Lunlunta Old Vines bottling, with its aromas of black fruits, licorice...
91WS
91VM
90WA
$99.93
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Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2017 750ml

Rated 97 - Lots of blackberry and blueberry aromas with licorice, too. Extremely aromatic. Full-bodied, layered and deep. Superb richness and...
97JS
95WA
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Catena Zapata Malbec Catena Alta Historic Rows 2016 750ml

Rated 94 - I also had the chance to taste the 2016 Catena Alta Malbec, when they used a higher percentage of grapes from Nicasia. In this vintage,...
94WA
93JS
90VM
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Catena Zapata Malbec Lunlunta 2017 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2017 Appellation Lunlunta Malbec is from a slightly riper year and has higher alcohol and a little less acidity. But the wine keeps...
92WA
90VM
$104.78
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Catena Zapata Malbec Nicasia Vineyard 2015 750ml

Rated 97 - Enormously spicy with a dense tannin structure that makes this malbec spectacular and slightly erotic, too. A breathtakingly long finish...
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93VM
92WS
$84.93
$88.74
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Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2015 750ml

Rated 96 - A giant. Not only in Argentina’s strong suit in terms of power, it also shows finesse and aromatic complexity. There are all manner of...
96JS
94DC
94VM
93W&S
93WA

The Argentine region of Mendoza is one which has been associated with fine winemaking for over a hundred years. The pristine terroirs, which have an impressive elevation and benefit from the mineral-rich soils and excellent exposure to long sunlit hours, produce wines of remarkable quality and character, and this region has been at the forefront of the South America wine industry as a whole for the last century. One of the key wineries in Mendoza is Catena Zapata, today housed in an impressive building with a massive range of vineyards, but which had humble beginnings. Catena Zapata was founded in 1902 by Nicola Catena, an Italian immigrant looking for a new life in a new world. The winery has remained in the Catena family for four generations, and is almost unique in the fact that it is an Argentine winery which has remained in Argentine hands as it became more and more successful. Today, the business is overseen by Nicola’s great-grandson, Nicolas, who along with his wife, is taking Catena Zapata to new heights.

Nicolas took over in 1980, and used his formal education in economics as a starting point for bringing the business into the contemporary, international wine world. Despite his economist’s background, Nicolas has winemaking in his blood, and his passion for producing excellent wines comes directly from his ancestors, and has seen him take Catena Zapata to the very zenith of the Argentinian wine scene and beyond. His approach - measured, logical and forward thinking - has brought the attention of the world to Argentine Malbec wines, and to high altitude viticulture in general. Altitude is key to the terroir of Catena Zapata - the vines are grown at an astonishing 5000 feet above sea level, meaning the low-yielding vines have to struggle in the thinner air, and thus produce fruits of excellent quality and character. Each bottle of Catena Zapata is the product of a labour of love, crafted with great respect for this unique terroir, and the generations of hard work which went into making it successful.