(2009 Vintage) The 2009 Alta Catena Malbec comes from the Angelica, La Piramide, Nicasia and Adrianna Vineyards and undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel, then is aged in French oak, 50% new, for 18 months. It offers a gorgeous, pure, floral bouquet with ripe pomegranate and wild strawberry imbued with superb minerality and delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with a tense, almost broody entry. It is a classic Malbec, one you might almost think came from the Old World, underpinned by great structure and a sense of masculinity. Yet it is superbly balanced with plenty of ripe, earthy black fruit laced with tar and tobacco towards the long, rather aristocratic finish. Excellent.
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....
2007 angelica zapata cab fr catena zapata. Orderes in hotel in el calafate. Not bad little chalky on finish. Flavors currants. Slight orange,
$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)