Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2011

Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata 2011


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Nicolás Catena Zapata has an intense, deep purple color with bluish-black tones. On the nose, aromas of black fruits - blackberries, black cherries, black plums - predominate with subtle notes of vanilla and dark chocolate intermingled with savory hints of green olive and a stony minerality. On the palate, the wine is tremendously complex, unfolding layer upon layer of red currant, eucalyptus, and black pepper flavors . Black cherries and blackberries give way to cassis followed by a hint of saline minerality. The wine is remarkably concentrated with a firm tannic structure providing the backbone for the lush fruit. The finish is long, a foretoken of the long aging potential of this Argentine masterpiece. Let the Nicolás Catena Zapata open in a decanter while you grill a Bone-in Ribeye Steak to perfection. Pour yourself a glass. Bliss.
Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Catena Zapata
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Nicolás 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.

Luis Gutierrez, August 2015
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastLemony oak sits atop a heady bouquet supported by woody, baked-berry aromas. This is fresh and fast-moving across the palate, with rooty, toasty flavors of baked black fruits. A peppery, toasty, chocolaty finish is solid, dense and layered. Drink through 2021.

Michael Schachner, December 1, 2015
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorTaut 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. 1,850 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, December 31, 2015

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