2008 Bodegas Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena Zapata

2008 Bodegas Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena Zapata

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2008 Bodegas Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena Zapata

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2008 Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Malbec and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that spent 24 months in 100% new French oak followed by 24 months in bottle prior to release... The 2008 Nicolas Catena Zapata is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Malbec and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that spent 24 months in 100% new French oak followed by 24 months in bottle prior to release. It delivers an inviting bouquet of wood smoke pencil lead espresso incense lavender black currant and black cherry. This sets the stage for a full-bodied powerful yet elegant beautifully proportioned effort with great depth and volume. It conceals plenty of structure and will effortlessly evolve for 6-8 years drinking well through 2028 if not longer.There is no let up in quality at Catena Zapata where Nicolas Catena remains in charge assisted by his daughter Dr. Laura Catena.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2012
Dark and concentrated, with a creamy edge to its jammy cassis, blueberry preserve and black cherry skin notes. There's fine tannins and enough acidity to keep the spice- and tobacco-tinged finish moving along. Cabernet... Dark and concentrated, with a creamy edge to its jammy cassis, blueberry preserve and black cherry skin notes. There's fine tannins and enough acidity to keep the spice- and tobacco-tinged finish moving along. Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2018. – NW
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2012
Bright full ruby-red. Black fruits violet minerals and exotic oak on the nose. Painfully clenched and imploded today with precise black fruit and violet flavors complicated by saline mineral and oak notes. Dominated by... Bright full ruby-red. Black fruits violet minerals and exotic oak on the nose. Painfully clenched and imploded today with precise black fruit and violet flavors complicated by saline mineral and oak notes. Dominated by its serious tannic structure. Finishes with a coconutty oak character. With several top vineyards dates of harvest and different varieties vinified separately winemaker Vigil estimates that this blend was made from 500 lots of wine! Should make a great bottle but I wouldn't go near this for at least five more years. 92+