2013 Bodegas Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena Zapata
Cabernet Sauvignon - 6L
  • DC 96
  • WA 96
  • DC 95
  • VN 94
  • WE 94
  • JS 93

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DC 96
Decanter,
With the aim of making an Argentinian wine that could compete with the great wines of the world, Nicolás Catena released the 1997 vintage in a series of international blind tastings that marked a new era for Argentina... expand With the aim of making an Argentinian wine that could compete with the great wines of the world, Nicolás Catena released the 1997 vintage in a series of international blind tastings that marked a new era for Argentina. Made by Alejandro Vigil, the core of the 78% Cabernet Sauvignon derives from the deep alluvial loam and clay of Lot 3 of La Pirámide Vineyard planted at 950m in 1983. The Malbec is grown in the gravel and limestone of Lot 3 in Adrianna Vineyard, planted at 1,440m at Gualtallary, Uco Valley in 1992. Cool to cold nights result in intense aromatics, complexity and richness. The blend, aged in new French oak and in bottle, both for 24 months, is Nicolás Catena’s favourite, combining his unshakeable faith in Cabernet Sauvignon with the Malbec loved by his father and planted by his pioneering Italian grandfather. Displaying a majestic medley of enticing liquorice spice and subtle oak, the youthful vigour of this blend’s opulent dark berry fruit richness infused with notes of cardamom spiciness confidently expresses its two great Cabernet and Malbec terroirs. collapse
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The 2013 Nicolás Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec from the La Pirámide, Adrianna and Nicasia vineyards. It is perfectly clean and focused, a noticeable improvement over the 2012 vintage... expand The 2013 Nicolás Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec from the La Pirámide, Adrianna and Nicasia vineyards. It is perfectly clean and focused, a noticeable improvement over the 2012 vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this cool vintage seems to have a more restrained character that made me think of Cabernet Franc, very classical and serious. They have been harvesting earlier and earlier in search of balance and freshness, and the strategy has definitely worked. It has great freshness and focus, and the lower alcohol and acidity seem to make the wine integrate the oak very nicely. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Nicolás Catena Zapata. 55,000 bottles produced.- LG collapse
DC 95
Decanter, January 2019
Founded in 1902, Bodega Catena Zapata has become revered by many as the pioneer of high-altitude wines and the re-emergence of the Malbec grape in Argentina. The Mayan-styled winery nestles in the foothills of the Andes... expand Founded in 1902, Bodega Catena Zapata has become revered by many as the pioneer of high-altitude wines and the re-emergence of the Malbec grape in Argentina. The Mayan-styled winery nestles in the foothills of the Andes at Agrelo. The Nicolás Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec, sourced from La Pirámide (950m), Nicasia (1,095m) and Adrianna vineyards (1,450m), in Agrelo, Altamira and Gualtallary. It's aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Paz Levinson: This has elegant aromas of cedar box, tobacco and earthy nuances. The wine has a medium body; it’s elegant, evident from its ageing. The Cabernet gives length and good acidity to the wine whilst the Malbec offers juicy plummy fruit. Peter Richards MW: There’s toasty aromas of roasted pepper and red and dark fruit. It has a lovely leafy complexity! Real freshness and lift here. The palate is fresh but tense, with lovely savoury complexity. It’s fundamentally a mid-weight wine - and so much the better for it: Long, precise, savoury and complex. This is not typically Argentina but brilliant stuff nonetheless, a lighter mezzo forte style. Love it! Dirceu Vianna Junior MW: There’s buckets of red and dark fruit still apparent despite its age. It also displays notes of dried herbs, chocolate, sweet spices and beautifully leafy notes. On the palate it combines ripe juicy and cedar with beautiful savoury notes finishing savoury and persistent. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/argentina/mendoza/catena-nicolas-catena-zapata-mendoza-argentina-2013-30195#FRWqTDXbkCQQS05d.99 collapse
VN 94
Vinous, July 2017
(13.6% alcohol, with a pH of just 3.48): Dark ruby-red. Pungent but classy aromas of cassis and blackberry are a bit inkier and more subdued than those of the Malbec Argentino. Very smooth, dry, savory and backward, with... expand (13.6% alcohol, with a pH of just 3.48): Dark ruby-red. Pungent but classy aromas of cassis and blackberry are a bit inkier and more subdued than those of the Malbec Argentino. Very smooth, dry, savory and backward, with its tangy red and black fruit flavors complicated by minerals and hints of green and black pepper. Really bulletproof fruit here--and wonderfully energetic. Half of the fruit comes from the cool Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary, where Cabernet Sauvignon--and Franc--do especially well, according to winemaker Alejandro Vigil. I'd wait at least a year or two to enjoy this wine, which has plenty of tannic spine for aging. -- Stephen Tanzer collapse
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, October 2017
Generous oak is reflected via aromas of hickory and smoke on the nose of this lusty but refined blend of Cabernet and Malbec. In the mouth, rugged tannins and high acidity suggest further cellaring. Flavors of plum... expand Generous oak is reflected via aromas of hickory and smoke on the nose of this lusty but refined blend of Cabernet and Malbec. In the mouth, rugged tannins and high acidity suggest further cellaring. Flavors of plum, berry, chocolate and tomato sauce finish with dry, pulling tannins and a sense of acidic freshness. Drink through 2027. MICHAEL SCHACHNER collapse
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, June 2017
Lots of bright fruit with crushed strawberry and floral character. Medium body, silky tannins and a dleicious finish A blend of cabernet sauvignon and malbec. Drink now.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Vintage 2013
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork