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Catena Zapata

Argentina and Chile, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, Amancaya, Gran Reserva, Bodegas Caro, Les Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite) (Chile) & Catena (Argentina), Mendoza, 2010

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Red blend of: 65% Malbec and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. C/ Her color is deep, dark blueberry juice and squid inky with brick dust hues. Gorgeous. N/ She fronts with an intense flint, gunpowder, and mineral blast. Then comes a deep black fruits and blueberry stew with violets and more rock elements at play. A touch […]

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Argentina, Malbec, “Seleccion,” Catena Zapata, Alamos, Mendoza, Uco Valley, 2008

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Note: decant at least 45 minutes for best effect. N/ Lovely aromatics. Roses (deep, soft, and dark). Fat plums. Fresh leather. Crushed granite. Flint. This nose really could be called “Guns n’ Roses”. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Lovely weight. Slightly tight plum reduction. Extract of roses mixed into tarn water. Liquid cigar box and cedar. Winemaker […]

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Argentina, Malbec, Catena Zapata, Alamos, Mendoza, Uco Valley, 2010

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Note: decant 2 hours for best effect. A slight reduction needs to waft off. N/ Smoked black cherry. Smoldering campfire. Acidic, crushed river rocks. A reduction sauce made from steeped violets. Earthy beets. Incense. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Smoked black cherries and light chocolate. Lightly smoked black earth and burlap juice. Winemaker = Felipe Stahlschmidt http://www.alamoswines.com/en/ourwines/ […]

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