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Catena Zapata ‘Catena’ Malbec 2020

$22.95
13.50% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • WA 90
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Catena Malbec is a blend from three vineyards divided into lots that are harvested at different times. This wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 5 days at 48ºF (8,8ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 12 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 19-22 days. Through decades of study and exploration within Mendoza’s high altitude mountain terroirs, the Catena family has identified special locations for its Estate vineyards. From the marriage of these historic vineyards emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.

Pair with roast turkey, grilled steak, salmon, and pasta with red sauce.

4 reviews for Catena Zapata ‘Catena’ Malbec 2020

  1. Gerald Hughes

    Slightly acidic.

  2. Joan Fillare

    Floral aroma with cherries and vanilla. Strong black cherry and mineral notes with a hint of light pepper.

  3. WA

    The 2020 Catena Malbec shows plenty of roasted notes, toast and ripe fruit, the result of a warmer and riper vintage in 225-liter oak barrels. It reveals a soft and velvety texture, juicy fruit and polished tannins. It finishes dry and surprisingly more austere than I anticipated.

  4. JS

    The berry and floral character comes through clearly on the nose and palate with a medium body, a medium-tannin backbone and a dark-walnut aftertaste.

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Critical Acclaim

WA 90
Wine Advocate
The 2020 Catena Malbec shows plenty of roasted notes, toast and ripe fruit, the result of a warmer and riper vintage in 225-liter oak barrels. It reveals a soft and velvety texture, juicy fruit and polished tannins. It finishes dry and surprisingly more austere than I anticipated.
JS 91
James Suckling
The berry and floral character comes through clearly on the nose and palate with a medium body, a medium-tannin backbone and a dark-walnut aftertaste.

What does Catena Zapata 'Catena' Malbec 2020 taste like?


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Smooth
Tannic
Dry
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Soft
Acidic
Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, earthy, mushroom

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, raspberry, red fruit

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, tobacco, vanilla

apple, green apple, pear

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blackberry, plum, dark fruit

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, licorice, cinnamon

Citrus notes found in the wine

citrus, lemon, lemon zest

cheese, cream, toasted bread

Vegetal notes found in the wine

tomato, grass, asparagus

raisin, fig, prune

tropical, pineapple, mango

Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, lavender, potpourri

Food Pairing with Catena Zapata 'Catena' Malbec 2020

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