Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino 2013, Uco Valley, Argentina
AWARD: Decanter World Wine Awards, 2017 - Silver
Robert Parker - 95 points. "They blend two plots from two of their flagship vineyards, Adrianna in Gualtallary and Nicasia in Altamira to create the 2013 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino. It is a classical Malbec with some creamy, smoky notes, juicy, polished and fresh but with enough power to stand up to food."
Producer: Bodegas Catena Zapata
Region/Appellation: Uco Valley
Country Hierarchy: Mendoza, Argentina
Grape/Blend: 100% Malbec
Food Suggestion: Pairs well with lamb chops, beef tenderloin, and goat cheese
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 13.9%
The Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino shows a saturated dark violet color with ruby reflections; the nose offers cassis, blueberries and violets, along with a strong suggestion of soil tones. It combines density and sweetness on the one hand, with gripping, lightly saline flavors of mocha, dark berries, spice, and minerals; a palate-staining finish dominated by sweet black and blue fruits.