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Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2020-Red Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Argentino Vineyard Malbec 2020
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James Suckling – 98 Points - "Perfumed and seductive nose of purple plums, blueberries, dried roses, violets, lemon zest, chocolate, truffles and cigar box. It’s full-bodied, yet so elegant and weightless. Seamless, finely knit tannins. Beautiful, lengthy finish." James Suckling

$166.99
Catena High Mountain Vines Malbec 2021-Red Wine-World Wine
Catena High Mountain Vines Malbec 2021
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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The excellent and floral 2019 Catena Malbec shows the typicity of the grape, violets and red berries, and the freshness of the year. It has the textbook aromas and a soft and velvety mouthfeel, with very fine grainy tannins. Drink 2021-2024 (Luis Gutiérrez)

$34.99
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard ‘River Stones’ Malbec 2019-Red Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard ‘River Stones’ Malbec 2019
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James Suckling – "So bright and aromatic with flowers and blackberries, as well as some black olives. Full-bodied with lots of tannins, yet they are so fine and integrated and spread across the palate. This is all whole-cluster fermentation and 18 months in large oak casks." (James Suckling)

$294.34
Angélica Zapata Malbec Alta 2018-Red Wine-World Wine
Angélica Zapata Malbec Alta 2018
$59.99
Catena Alta Chardonnay 2020-White Wine-World Wine
Catena Alta Chardonnay 2020
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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – 92 Points - "The creamy and mellow 2020 Catena Alta Chardonnay comes from a warmer year, and the wine shows it. It still has moderate alcohol (13.6%) and ripeness and keeps the balance and poise, but the oak is a little more noticeable than in the 2021 I tasted next to it." Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate

$75.57
Catena Chardonnay High Mountain Vines 2021-White Wine-World Wine
Catena Chardonnay High Mountain Vines 2021
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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – 90 Points - "The 2021 Catena Chardonnay is vibrant and harmonious, with great balance and freshness, varietal with elegant and shy aromas of white flowers and a long, dry finish with purity of flavors, unnoticeable oak and very good overall balance." Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate.

$35.89
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay 2020 (750ml))-White Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay 2020 (750ml))
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James Suckling – 99 Points - "Fascinating nose of white lavender, lemon, pineapple, green apple, thyme, rosemary, sourdough, almond and oyster shell. It’s medium-bodied with vibrant acidity and a tense, spicy palate. So much flavor and fragrance. Incredibly expressive, with evolving layers of fresh fruit, spices, flowers and herbs." James Suckling, 99 Points

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – 99 Points - "The nose of the 2020 White Bones Chardonnay is an explosion of thyme and rockrose, aromatic, open, expressive, outspoken, showy and exuberant. It also has notes of white flowers and citrus, pine needles and incense, continuously developing new layers, curry, something smoky, more and more aromatic herbs, nuanced, complex and with a magnetic attraction that makes you go back to the glass over and over again. This was harvested all at the same time, whereas it was sometimes harvested over four different moments in the past; so this is a bit different and an extraordinary year for this wine, transcending the conditions of the year, with lower alcohol and pH (12.5% and 3.1) than the 2021, despite coming from a warmer year. This is very tasty and long, stony (more than White Stones!) and very persistent." Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 99 Points

$189.99
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'Mundus Bacillus Terrae' Malbec 2019-Red Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard 'Mundus Bacillus Terrae' Malbec 2019
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Decanter – One of the most exciting wines of the September Releases, and one that captures the progress and interest around terroir in the Argentinian wine scene right now. This is set at 1,500m elevation, on limestone dominant soils, and it immediately sets itself apart by its soaring aromatics that give nuance and depth, with seductively curling peony and raspberry leaf. Powerful and full of character, somehow translates the idea of minerality that is so argued over in wine - here you feel it in the slightly chalky tannins, the pulses of electricity, and dried herb and fennel studding to the fresh raspberry and red cherry fruits. So good. Ungrafted vines, Fernando Buscema winemaker." 100 points, Jane Anson

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – "The sleek and elegant 2019 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae is now certified organic (since 2018) and comes from vines planted in 1992 at 1,390 meters above sea level in Gualtallary on alluvial limestone soils. Seventy-five percent of the volume fermented in concrete vats with 50% full clusters, and the remaining 25% fermented in oak foudres. But instead of fermenting the grapes, they only fermented the juice (like it's usually done for white wines), to give the wine more elegance and lightness. I was listening to a record from a new band, Generation Radio, with musicians from Journey and Chicago, and the music had a similar profile to the wine: sleek, elegant, polished, nicely crafted, clean and harmonious, easy to listen to (and drink) with a soft side to it. The wine has ripeness (14% alcohol) but also the high acidity from the high-altitude vineyards that makes it very lively, beautifully textured, balanced and elegant. Beautiful. 5,400 bottles were filled in November 2020." 98 points, Luis Gutiérrez - Wine Advocate

$561.78
Catena Zapata Angelic Zapata Chardonnay Alta 2019-White Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Angelic Zapata Chardonnay Alta 2019
$59.99
Catena Zapata Nicolas Red Blend 2019-Red Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Nicolas Red Blend 2019
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James Suckling – "This has a complex nose of baked blackberries, grilled plums, dried earth, moss, pine cones, sandalwood, charcoal and cloves. It’s medium-bodied with firm, tightly knit tannins. Wow. So much going on. Layered, seamless and silky. Incredible length. Keeps going. 42% cabernet sauvignon, 30% malbec and 28% cabernet franc. Try this from 2024." 98 points, James Suckling

$208.25
Catena Zapata 100 Point Collection (3 Bottle Case)-Red Wine-World WineCatena Zapata 100 Point Collection (3 Bottle Case)-Red Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata 100 Point Collection (3 Bottle Case)
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James Suckling – Review of Catena White Bones Chardonnay 2018 - "This is really exuberant at this stage with fantastic aromas of honeysuckle, salt, chalk and dried apples and pears. Full body. Dense, vivid fruit with a linear frame of wonderful, energetic acidity. The energy and length just goes on for minutes. Soulful white. Argentina’s answer to Montrachet. Stares you straight in the eyes." + Review of Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2017 - "Incredible aromas of blackberries, hot stones, wet earth and flowers. Full-bodied, it floats across the palate with ultra-fine tannins that melt into the wine. Superb, long finish of subtle fruit and terroir-defined subtleties."

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – Review of the Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2016 - "It shows detailed and nuanced, with subtle aromas of violets, spices, tobacco and wet chalk. It has a velvety texture with ultra refined, fine-grained tannins. It is precise in the acidity and on the palate, with the textbook chalky tannins and a sapid, almost salty finish. This is serious, austere, mineral, long, compact, harmonious and concentrated, yet it feels light and has that somewhat contradictory powerful elegance. This has to be the best wine ever produced at Catena."

$1,613.08
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay 2020 (1.5L Magnum)-White Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay 2020 (1.5L Magnum)
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James Suckling – Lemon zest, pineapple, white pepper, cloves, jasmine, crushed stones and chalk on the nose. Medium-bodied, focused and phenolic. Very fine, mineral and tight with persistent energy and vivid acidity. Creamy, with salted-almond notes at the end. Drink from 2023.

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – I had the opportunity to taste two vintages (2020 and 2021) of the top whites side by side and could see the differences of the two years quite clearly, as the wines express the natural conditions of the year quite faithfully. The 2020 White Stones Chardonnay is riper than the other three wines; it's a very good wine, but it shows the warmer year with a rounder mouthfeel, faintly creamy, still a little closed in the nose, which slowly reveals yellow fruit and some spice. The palate is quite gentle, with 13% alcohol and very good balance. Best after 2023.

$413.99
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay 2020 (1.5L Magnum)-White Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Bones Chardonnay 2020 (1.5L Magnum)
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James Suckling – "Fascinating nose of white lavender, lemon, pineapple, green apple, thyme, rosemary, sourdough, almond and oyster shell. It’s medium-bodied with vibrant acidity and a tense, spicy palate. So much flavor and fragrance. Incredibly expressive, with evolving layers of fresh fruit, spices, flowers and herbs."

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – "The nose of the 2020 White Bones Chardonnay is an explosion of thyme and rockrose, aromatic, open, expressive, outspoken, showy and exuberant. It also has notes of white flowers and citrus, pine needles and incense, continuously developing new layers, curry, something smoky, more and more aromatic herbs, nuanced, complex and with a magnetic attraction that makes you go back to the glass over and over again. This was harvested all at the same time, whereas it was sometimes harvested over four different moments in the past; so this is a bit different and an extraordinary year for this wine, transcending the conditions of the year, with lower alcohol and pH (12.5% and 3.1) than the 2021, despite coming from a warmer year. This is very tasty and long, stony (more than White Stones!) and very persistent." Luis Gutiérrez

$413.99
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay 2020 (750ml)-White Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay 2020 (750ml)
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James Suckling – Lemon zest, pineapple, white pepper, cloves, jasmine, crushed stones and chalk on the nose. Medium-bodied, focused and phenolic. Very fine, mineral and tight with persistent energy and vivid acidity. Creamy, with salted-almond notes at the end. Drink from 2023.

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – I had the opportunity to taste two vintages (2020 and 2021) of the top whites side by side and could see the differences of the two years quite clearly, as the wines express the natural conditions of the year quite faithfully. The 2020 White Stones Chardonnay is riper than the other three wines; it's a very good wine, but it shows the warmer year with a rounder mouthfeel, faintly creamy, still a little closed in the nose, which slowly reveals yellow fruit and some spice. The palate is quite gentle, with 13% alcohol and very good balance. Best after 2023.

$189.99
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay 2019-White Wine-World Wine
Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Chardonnay 2019
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James Suckling – A very fresh, bright white with sliced apple, pear and light cream. Full-bodied with a very pretty texture. Mineral, chalk and lightly salty mineral undertones. Intense finish. Really takes off.

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The amazing 2019 White Stones Chardonnay comes from a select group of 27 rows planted on lot I of the Adriana Vineyard, and the composition of those rows is soil with white oval stones covered by gravel. The Adriana Vineyard is planted at an altitude of almost 1,500 meters above sea level, in the district of Gualtallary in Tupungato. The stony soil prevents deep root growth, providing optimum drainage. This soil, which is very poor in organic matter, contributes to the vines' permanent stress conditions. The cool nights allow for very slow ripening, optimal acid retention and low yields. This is always a more austere wine than the White Bones, more mineral and restrained, less aromatic, with great balance, a little higher in alcohol and with very good acidity, rounder and more Meursault than Chablis but still with citrus freshness and pungent flavors and always some spice (curry) because of the aging in barrel with flor. This year, the two whites show a more marked personality, possibly aided by the style of the cooler year but also because the winery has a better understanding of the places. It's still very young and undeveloped; it's drinkable now, but with more time in bottle, it should develop greater complexity. Now the finish shows acidity and salt, which make it very vibrant. 6,600 bottles were filled in May 2020.

$189.99
Catena is not just a name; it's a legacy. Established in the early 20th century, this esteemed winery transformed the way the world perceives Argentine wines. Nestled in the heart of Mendoza, the vineyards benefit from the unique microclimates of the Andes Mountains. Dr. Nicolás Catena Zapata, the visionary behind Catena's rise, recognized the potential of this region and sought to craft wines that could rival the best in the world. Their wines, particularly the emblematic Malbec, exude a blend of power and finesse, reflecting the contrasting landscapes from which they hail. Over the decades, meticulous research and innovative viticultural techniques have elevated the quality of Catena's offerings, cementing their position as pioneers in Argentine winemaking. Each bottle tells a story of dedication, passion, and a relentless pursuit of perfection.
Catena is renowned for its pioneering role in bringing the elegance and depth of Argentine wines to the global stage. They are particularly celebrated for their exceptional Malbec, a grape variety that has become synonymous with Argentina's wine identity. Under the diligent craftsmanship of the Catena family, Malbec transcends its character, showcasing a beautiful blend of richness, velvety textures, and aromatic complexity. Apart from Malbec, Catena also produces outstanding Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, among others. Their commitment to quality and innovation has allowed them to extract the utmost potential from each varietal, ensuring that every bottle echoes the distinct terroir of Mendoza.
Catena wines hail from the sun-drenched landscapes of Mendoza, Argentina's premier wine-producing region. Mendoza is blessed with the unique influence of the Andes Mountains, which creates an array of microclimates conducive to viticulture. The vineyards of Catena are strategically located at various altitudes along the Andean foothills. This meticulous altitude-based planting ensures that each grape variety thrives in its optimal conditions, resulting in wines with unparalleled depth, flavor, and aromatic intensity. The region's warm days, cool nights, and mineral-rich soils play a pivotal role in shaping the iconic profile of Catena wines.
Catena's portfolio brims with exquisite offerings, but a few standouts deserve special mention. The "Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino" is often lauded as a benchmark for Argentine Malbecs, beautifully encapsulating the varietal's essence. The "Adrianna Vineyard" series, named after one of the highest altitude vineyards in the world, has produced gems like the "White Stones Chardonnay" and "River Stones Malbec." These wines, influenced by the vineyard's stony soils, exhibit an unparalleled depth and minerality. Another notable mention is the "Catena Alta" series, which comprises varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Historic Rows Malbec, revered for their balance and sophistication.
The term "affordable" often resides in the eye of the beholder. While Catena produces some high-end wines that fetch premium prices, particularly those from their flagship vineyards and limited editions, they also offer a wide range of wines that provide exceptional value for their cost. Their dedication to crafting wines of distinction means that even their entry-level offerings, such as the "Catena Malbec" or "Catena Chardonnay," deliver a taste experience that punches above their price point. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a budding wine enthusiast, Catena's portfolio ensures a delightful encounter with Argentine viticulture across various budgets.