Bodega Catena Zapata "Alta" Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [ST 92] [RP 91] [JS 91]

Bodega Catena Zapata "Alta" Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(Mendoza, Argentina) - [ST 92] [RP 91] [JS 91]

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Notes From The Winemaker:
Before the world recognized Catena’s Argentina as “malbec country”, the winery was known for its old-world style Cabernet Sauvignon born in the clay-soils of Agrelo. The family cherishes its historic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in Agrelo and Tupungato, particularly for their ageability and classic flavors. Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Lot 3 of the La Pirámide vineyard, Lot 2 of the Domingo vineyard and Lot 2 of the Nicasia Vineyard. Elevage: 18 months in French oak barrels.

Vineyard lots are harvested at different times to ensure optimal natural acidity and moderate alcohol levels. Whole berries are hand loaded into small format fermentation bins and 225-500 L barrels; lots are treated individually; fermentation and maceration last for 16 – 35 days. Wild yeasts. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. Aged for 18-24 months, depending on the vineyard and harvest time. French oak.

Varietal: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Total Acidity: 5.84 grams/liter
pH: 3.55
Unfined and unfiltered

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"(mostly from a high site with a cooler southeast exposition): Bright dark red. A bit muskier and lower-toned on the nose than the Catena Alta Malbec, offering scents of dark berries and chocolate. Then opened quickly and gained in verve, showing e fine-grained texture and a high-altitude light touch to its spicy red and darker berry flavors. Pungent acidity is keeping this juicy wine quite tight today." - Stephen Tanzer (Jul 2017)

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon changed the blend slightly and was harvested earlier to preserve freshness. The idea worked nicely, obtaining a balanced and fresh varietal wine, still a little young, and even if the puppy fat is still there, the underlying acidity and freshness is great. 30,000 bottles produced." - Luis Gutiérrez (30th Dec 2016)

91 Points - James Suckling:
"A layered and flavorful red with currant and fresh herb character. Medium body, fine tannins. Drink now." - (June 21, 2017)