BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA


Argentina, Mendoza DeLille Cellars


One of the most famous houses in Argentina, Catena was founded in the 19th century. The founder, Nicola Catena, traveled Italy to Argentina in 1898, celebrated leaving the famine in Europe for this plentiful new land by eating a piece of virtually raw steak for breakfast each morning. Best described as a tireless optimist, he firmly believed that he had found the promised land in Mendoza, where he planted his first Malbec vineyard in 1902. Malbec had been a blending grape in Bordeaux but he saw its potential in Mendoza.

Nicola’s son, Nicolaus, took over the winery in the 1960s but was faced with inflation and political turmoil in Argentina, so he took a job as a visiting economics professor at UC Berkeley. He then came back to Argentina and wanted to focus on the winery, deciding to plant Chardonnay and Malbec in Gualtallary, at almost 5,000 feet elevation. This was an unusual vineyard practice at the time but the risk paid off. In 2001 Nicolas' daughter Laura took over the Research & Development program at Bodega Catena Zapata. An Emergency Room physician with degrees from Harvard and Stanford, Laura brought a very strong science background to the family winery's R&D project. She immediately set about working with the high altitude Malbec that her father had planted and has achieved incredible success at the winery since taking over. Since then the Catena Familt has been producing benchmark wines from Mendoza and the latest releases are simply outstanding, further establishing the Catena name as a flagship from the region.


 

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 'Alta'


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2014 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Cabernet Sauvignon 'Alta'  wine 92
2013 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Cabernet Sauvignon 'Alta'  wine 92

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 'Catena Alta'


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2012 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Cabernet Sauvignon 'Catena Alta'  wine 93
2010 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Cabernet Sauvignon 'Catena Alta'  wine 94

 

CHARDONNAY 'Alta'


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2015 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Alta'  wine 90
2013 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Alta'  wine 90

 

CHARDONNAY 'Catena Alta'


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2013 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Catena Alta'  wine 92
2010 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Catena Alta'  wine 91-93
2008 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Catena Alta'  wine 93
2006 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Catena Alta'  wine 91

 

CHARDONNAY 'Catena'


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2014 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Catena'  wine 90
2012 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Catena'  wine 87
2007 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Catena'  wine 90
2005 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Chardonnay 'Catena'  wine 89

 

MALBEC 'Alta'


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2014 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Alta'  red dot 92
2013 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Alta'  wine 93

 

MALBEC 'Argentino'


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2013 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Argentino'  red dot 95
2012 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Argentino'  wine 94
2010 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Argentino'  wine 95

 

MALBEC 'Catena Alta'


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2012 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Catena Alta'  red dot 93
2009 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Catena Alta'  wine 91-93
2005 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec 'Catena Alta'  wine 93

 

MALBEC Nicasia Vineyard


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2013 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec, Nicasia Vineyard  red dot 95
2011 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec, Nicasia Vineyard  wine 95
2010 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA Malbec, Nicasia Vineyard  wine 95

 


RED BLEND - Nicolás Catena Zapata


Vintage Wine Color Rating
2013 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA 'Nicolás Catena Zapata'  wine 95
2011 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA 'Nicolás Catena Zapata'  wine 95
2010 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA 'Nicolás Catena Zapata'  wine 95
2007 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA 'Nicolás Catena Zapata'  wine 94-96
2006 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA 'Nicolás Catena Zapata'  wine 94
2005 BODEGA CATENA ZAPATA 'Nicolás Catena Zapata'  wine 95

 

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