Nicolas Catena Zapata 2014

Original Price $129.00
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95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
Behold this elegantly unforgettable Nicolas Catena Zapata! It's a beautiful blend of Cabernet and Malbec which will enhance the meaty repast of your choice. Or, just sip it by itself to introduce yourselves to its myriad of layers and flavors. A terrific nod to the stellar fruit in the wine would be a platter of bacon-wrapped Medjool dates stuffed with a Marcona almond and a small chunk of Manchego cheese. According to the winery, the burstingly full body and depth of this Zapata will delight your diners when paired with marinated racks of lamb with a fresh tomato-mustard sauce. We also recommend a hearty dish of duck confit over lentils and sausage. And finally, if you're serving a crowd, we can't think of a better choice than a traditional 'feijoada' which has been cooked until everything is fork tender. Ours is a delicious mix of beef short ribs, boneless pork loin, stew beef, slab bacon, linguica sausage, carne seca and pork chops, all surrounding beautifully seasoned black beans. Are you hungry yet winelovers?!

Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate:
"Named after the winery's owner, the 2014 Nicolás Catena Zapata is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec that has been produced since 1997. They use grapes from Nicasia, Adrianna and La Pirámide vineyards, mixing grapes from Valle de Uco and Luján de Cuyo. The blend varies slightly with the year, and in 2014 it is 73% Cabernet and 27% Malbec. It fermented in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and saw 24 months in barrique. It has developed aromas and feels polished while showing elegance and very classical proportions. Drink date: 2018 - 2023." Jun 2018

Winery: "The inaugural 1997 vintage of this Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec blend set a new standard of quality for wines from South America when it won a series of blind tastings against other prestigious cuvées from around the world. Nicolás Catena Zapata is made from a selection of the best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec in the Catena Zapata Vineyards. The first Nicolás Catena Zapata was made in 1997, a phenomenal Cabernet Sauvignon vintage in Mendoza. The 1997 Nicolás Catena Zapata was released in 2000 through a series of blind tastings held in the USA and Europe where it was compared blind to Chateau Latour, Haut Brion, Solaia, Caymus and Opus One. The Nicolás Catena Zapata 1997 came in either first or second in every tasting. This wine is only produced in outstanding vintage years."

Bottle 750ml
Varietal
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec
Alcohol
13.5%
Total acidity:
6.7
pH:
3.45
Aging
24 months in French oak barrels
Region
Mendoza, Argentina
Original Price $129.00
Current Price $105.97

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