2016 Bodegas Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay
Chardonnay - 750ML
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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, December 2018
A dense and bright chardonnay that shows incredible depth and freshness with dried pineapple, licorice, aniseed and lemongrass. Full-bodied, layered and very, very long. Linear and exciting. Goes on for minutes. Release... A dense and bright chardonnay that shows incredible depth and freshness with dried pineapple, licorice, aniseed and lemongrass. Full-bodied, layered and very, very long. Linear and exciting. Goes on for minutes. Release in October 2018. Drink or hold.
DC 98
Decanter, January 2019
From the Adrianna Vineyard’s most chalk-rich soils. Pungent acidity, like a freshly sharpened razor. 80% of the wine is matured under flor, accounting for the saline, almost iodised notes. Notes of white fruit and intense... From the Adrianna Vineyard’s most chalk-rich soils. Pungent acidity, like a freshly sharpened razor. 80% of the wine is matured under flor, accounting for the saline, almost iodised notes. Notes of white fruit and intense minerality in a complex yet delicious and refreshing white.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2018
The slow ripening provided the 2016 White Bones Chardonnay with a little more structure while retaining very high acidity. The vines, at 1,500 meters in altitude, are planted on limestone-rich soils and didn't need... The slow ripening provided the 2016 White Bones Chardonnay with a little more structure while retaining very high acidity. The vines, at 1,500 meters in altitude, are planted on limestone-rich soils and didn't need watering in 2016, as it rained a lot more than usual and allowed for a more natural balanced crop. This has 13.1% alcohol and an amazing eight grams of acidity measured in tartaric acid. It's a lot more serious, like an austere version of the 2015, with the balsamic and floral aromas more in the background. It has a sharper palate, with pungent flavors and superb delineation and purity. This is precise like a laser cut, mineral, salty and veeeery serious and compact. Superb! - Luis Gutiérrez
VN 95
Vinous, July 2018
Full, bright yellow-gold with a green tinge. Very sexy mineral accents enliven complex scents of white peach, apple and citrus zest. Wonderfully dense and palate-saturating, with superb mineral-driven acidity giving the... Full, bright yellow-gold with a green tinge. Very sexy mineral accents enliven complex scents of white peach, apple and citrus zest. Wonderfully dense and palate-saturating, with superb mineral-driven acidity giving the wine superb inner-mouth tension and lift, not to mention sharp definition to its flavors of lemon and orange peel, quince and vanillin oak. Like the 2015 White Stones, this is a bit Chablis-like but in a grand cru way. Very long and alive on the aftertaste. Truly exciting Argentine Chardonnay. -- Stephen Tanzer
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
In the same mold, the 2016 Chardonnay Adrianna Vineyard White Bones is racy and vibrant, with Chablis-like lemon curd, grapefruit, and lime intermixed with plenty of wet stone and salty, marine-like minerality, white... In the same mold, the 2016 Chardonnay Adrianna Vineyard White Bones is racy and vibrant, with Chablis-like lemon curd, grapefruit, and lime intermixed with plenty of wet stone and salty, marine-like minerality, white flowers, and baking spices. This medium-bodied, lean, austere Chardonnay has terrific character, beautiful balance, and outstanding length. It will benefit from another year or two of bottle age and keep for over a decade.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork