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CATENA ZAPATA "Nicolas Catena Zapata" 2013

Wine Region: Mendoza - Argentina

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Tasting Notes: "The 2013 Nicolás Catena Zapata is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec from the La Pirámide, Adrianna and Nicasia vineyards. It is perfectly clean and focused, a noticeable improvement over the 2012 vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon from this cool vintage seems to have a more restrained character that made me think of Cabernet Franc, very classical and serious. They have been harvesting earlier and earlier in search of balance and freshness, and the strategy has definitely worked. It has great freshness and focus, and the lower alcohol and acidity seem to make the wine integrate the oak very nicely. This has to be one of the finest vintages of Nicolás Catena Zapata. 55,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

About the Winery:
Domaine Catena Zapata is a renowned winery based in Mendoza, Argentina. Led by the visionary Nicolás Catena, the estate is dedicated to producing exceptional wines that capture the essence of Argentina's terroir. Known for their iconic Catena Zapata Malbec, the wines of this domain exemplify elegance, complexity, and the rich flavours of the Andean foothills. This wine is only produced in outstanding vintage years.

Expert Ratings:
The Wine Advocate: 96/100