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Date Printed: 7/14/2014
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2007
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec 2007
(search item no. 108383)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/14/2014: $99.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Planted in 1992 and named for Nicolas Catena's youngest daughter, the Adrianna Vineyard has Malbec vines on original rootstock that were part of a massal population from the Catena family's historic, 80 year old Angélica vineyard. Leaf thinning on March 20 for the eastern side of the rows allowed the Malbec fruit to bask in the softer, early morning sunlight. With harvest on April 28th, the vines enjoyed an extremely long, 90 day window from veraison to harvest, resulting in very high polyphenolic accumulation. A plant by plant selection process means only the highest quality fruit becomes part of this exceptional Malbec.
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About Catena:

Bodega Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's high altitude Malbec pioneers. The Catena family began making wine in Mendoza in 1902. Nicolas Catena, third generation family vintner, was one of the first to see the potential of Mendoza's mountain vineyards for producing high quality Malbec. In 1994, he became the first Argentine to exprot a world-class bottling of Malbec under the Catena label. Nicolas is joined by his daughter, Dr. Laura Catena, in their relentless pursuit of world-class quality from the family's high altitude vineyards. Laura has done extensive work in introducing Malbec and other varietal plant selections, soil and climate analysis, and sustainable practices throughout Mendoza. Head winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, has been at Catena Zapata since 2002 and works with Laura and Nicolas to make wines that express the family's vineyards and palate.