Catena Zapata Alta Malbec 2014
Wine AdvocateThe blend of the 2014 Catena Alta Malbec changed to adapt to a slightly warmer vintage, and even if the source is the same, Angelica (Lunlunta), La Piramide (Agrelo), Nicasia (Altamira) and Adrianna (Gualtallary), the percentage of grapes from Gualtallary is higher in 2014. They also harvested earlier and the result is a wine with half a degree less alcohol than in the cool 2013 vintage and with slightly higher acidity. The results are magnificent, even if the wine is still very young and lightly marked by the élevage, the texture and the electric acidity provide a superb mouthfeel and surely a long life in bottle. 60,000 bottles produced.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine's brambly wild berry aromas are more feral and funky than Alta usually delivers, more than likely a result of the cold 2014 vintage. On the palate, it's wiry, with raw tannins and plum and berry flavors that finish with juicy acidity and tension.
Wine SpectatorJuicy, with brambly flavors of raspberry and huckleberry that are supported by crisp acidity. The minerally finish has peppery notes. Drink now through 2020. 10,000 cases made.
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