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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec 2008
Catena Zapata Nicasia Vineyard Malbec 2008
(search item no. 114687)
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collectible wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Catena Zapata Nicasia 2008 is a dark red violet Malbec. Ripe black fruits, sweet spices and thyme are some of the aromas that we can appreciate from this special malbec from one of the Catena┬┤s highest family vineyards. Very complex and expressive palate, with lovely violet flavors, dark berries, licorice, bitter chocolate and spicecake.

Pair with roast veal with chestnuts and shiitake mushroom.

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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.