Original
6 Ratings
Catena Zapata

Wine Details

Varietal

Style

Red

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) Nicolás Catena Zapata is made from a selection of the best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec in the Catena Zapata Vineyards. The first Nicolás Catena Zapata was made in 1997, a phenomenal Cabernet Sauvignon vintage in Mendoza. The 1997 Nicolás Catena Zapata was released in 2000 through a series of blind tastings held in the USA and Europe where it was compared blind to Chateau Latour, Haut Brion, Solaia, Caymus and Opus One. The Nicolás Catena Zapata 1997 came in either first or second in eve...

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) The 2011 Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec sourced from a diversity of vineyards and zones, La Piramide, Domingo, Adrianna and Nicasia. I found pungent aromas of leather, cured meat and fountain pen ink and even tempera paint that were reminiscent of many classic Bordeaux wines. The palate feels quite dry and has a grainy texture. It needs food. 60,000 bottles produced.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Taut and muscular, with concentrated flavors of mocha, roasted plum and Asian spice. Black olive and French roast notes enliven the finish, showing plenty of dark chocolate details. Drink now through 2019.-K.M.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1999 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2001 Vintage)