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2010 Catena Zapata, Bodegas Catena Alta Chardonnay

  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • RP 93
  • ST 92
  • WE 91
  • WS 88

Reviews for 2010 Catena Zapata, Bodegas Catena Alta Chardonnay

RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The 2010 Alta Catena Chardonnay includes just a touch of botrytis that Alejandro Vigil believes adds a little complexity. That is evident on the bouquet, which offers wild honey, jasmine, nectarine and crushed stone... The 2010 Alta Catena Chardonnay includes just a touch of botrytis that Alejandro Vigil believes adds a little complexity. That is evident on the bouquet, which offers wild honey, jasmine, nectarine and crushed stone aromas that are well-defined. The palate has good weight on the entry, with subtle notes of orange zest, dried apricot, quince and shaved ginger. It builds in the mouth, delivering a very focused, intense finish that you could say, sits comfortably between Old World and New. Drink now-2017+ - Neal Martin
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2013
Bright medium yellow. Subtle stone fruits and brown spices along with a carnal, truffley nuance on the perfumed, very ripe nose. Juicy, suave and fresh in the mouth, showing a more unctuous texture than the regular 2011... Bright medium yellow. Subtle stone fruits and brown spices along with a carnal, truffley nuance on the perfumed, very ripe nose. Juicy, suave and fresh in the mouth, showing a more unctuous texture than the regular 2011 chardonnay but with plenty of framing energy. The peach and ginger flavors display excellent depth. Finishes dry and stony, with insistent minerality and a dusty talc-like texture. Under winemaker Alejandro Vigil, Catena is now picking chardonnay as much as two or three weeks earlier than just a few years ago, with the first grapes coming in with pHs in the very low 2.7 to 2.8 range.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2013
Among Argentinean Chardonnays, Catena’s Alta is among the very best. This vintage supplies toasty apple, pear and banana aromas in front of a fresh, full-bodied palate that’s clean, pure and Burgundian in character... Among Argentinean Chardonnays, Catena’s Alta is among the very best. This vintage supplies toasty apple, pear and banana aromas in front of a fresh, full-bodied palate that’s clean, pure and Burgundian in character. Flavors of baked apple, oak and spice lead to a long finish.
WS 88
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2012
There's good cut to this medium-bodied white, which displays crunchy Honeycrisp apple, pear pastry and melon flavors, leading to a mineral note in the finish. Drink now.