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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Catena Chardonnay 2007
Catena Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 97403)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $14.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 vintage of the Catena Chardonnay combines the unique expressions of three high altitude vineyard sites. The La Piramide vineyard offers honeyed tropical fruit flavors with a rich, unctuous mouthfeel. The Domingo vineyard lends citrus notes with a crisp finish. The Adrianna vineyard contributes pear and fig flavors with a strong minerality.

The wine shows an intense greenish color with light yellow notes. The aromas offer ripe mango fruit flavors with notes of peaches and hints of fruitcake spices. The mouthfeel is full yet clean, with fresh, crisp acidity.

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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.