(2010 Vintage) Catena Alta Malbec is deep violet in color with indigo highlights. The nose has aromas of ripe red and black berry fruits with notes of violets and lavender and hints of leather, spice, mocha, and vanilla. The wine is full-bodied, concentrated and rich on the palate with soft, sweet tannins and a silky structure. Multiple layers of rich cassis, ripe cranberries, and blackberries are interwoven with subtle notes of licorice and black pepper. An earthy minerality, finely grained tannins, and a lively acidity mark the lengthy finish.
Melhor que o Catena, este vinho leva o nome da esposa do casal, Zapata, por isto mais elegante, mais suave, mais delicado... gostei mais que o Catena.... virei fã da Vinicula e umas garrafas vão na mala....
$39...needs at least 5 years more, some wood, medium body, overpriced.
smooth finish NY blue grill union square
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/04
International Wine Cellar(2001 Vintage) Rating: 88(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jul-04
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05
International Wine Cellar(2002 Vintage) Rating: 90(+?) - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-05
James Suckling(2012 Vintage)