2016 Bodegas Catena Zapata Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard
Malbec - 750ML
2016 Bodegas Catena Zapata Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard
  • DC 97
  • JS 96
  • WA 95
  • VN 95
  • WS 94

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Reg: $109.94

$99.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 14 btls
ETA: Dec. 2021

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DC 97
Decanter,
The 2016 vintage is a classic example, a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 31% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc that’s still in its infancy. Subdued aromas of cassis, black cherries and nuanced herbaceous and tobacco...   The 2016 vintage is a classic example, a superb blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with 31% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc that’s still in its infancy. Subdued aromas of cassis, black cherries and nuanced herbaceous and tobacco notes. A lovely fluid entrance builds on concentration and complexity. Malbec’s seductive juiciness joins a vertical Cabernet structure, tannins and integrated oak, with a long, lingering finish. A wine to wait for.  
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, March 2019
This is really complex and exotic with dark fruit, flowers and asphalt undertones. Full-bodied, soft and silky with a long and flavorful finish. A soft and sexy red. Drink now, but will improve with age.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2019
The 2016 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard is from a vineyard in the Paraje Altamira, which had the advantage of the good drainage of its soils and the benefit of the cooler year, resulting in some 30% less grapes...   The 2016 Malbec Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard is from a vineyard in the Paraje Altamira, which had the advantage of the good drainage of its soils and the benefit of the cooler year, resulting in some 30% less grapes. There also was more severe sorting that seems to have paid off, going back to a fresher expression of the place. The wine combines ripeness with elegance, and it's powerful and varietal, with a textured palate showing the limestone mother rock that provides a chalky sensation. This is really good, but the 2017 was really impressive. 13,200 bottles produced.- LG  
VN 95
Vinous, September 2019
(95+ points) Bright ruby. Captivating floral and spicy high tones lift aromas of blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate on the subtle, complex nose. Juicy, penetrating Malbec with sharply delineated black fruit, violet and...   (95+ points) Bright ruby. Captivating floral and spicy high tones lift aromas of blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate on the subtle, complex nose. Juicy, penetrating Malbec with sharply delineated black fruit, violet and spice flavors carried on the back end by brisk acidity (actually 6.5 grams per liter) and strong salty, chalky minerality. In its focus and youthfully lean style, this is hardly your typical Argentina Malbec. But this wonderfully suave yet powerful wine opens out and rises spectacularly on the saline back end, where the crushed dark berry flavors are perfectly supported by noble tannins. A knockout! Winemaker Vigil's use of a bit of Cabernet Franc in his top Malbec bottlings always leaves me wondering why more of his colleagues don't take this approach. -- Stephen Tanzer  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, December 2019
Refined and elegant, with fresh acidity backing the finely textured red fruit and savory spice flavors. Mineral, slate and white pepper notes linger on the lithe, focused finish. Drink now through 2025. 1,100 cases made. — KM
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Malbec
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%