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Catena Zapata Adrianna River Stones Malbec 2013 (750ML)

$118.99
SKU:
ZAPMEARSB3B
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Vintage:
2013
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Mendoza
Stock Status:
Pre-Arrival

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

98 WA / 96 JS / 94+

There are three separate bottlings from the Adrianna vineyard, one of them the 2013 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones, sourced from the stonier part, close to the dry river, the equivalent to the White Stones white, with a north-facing exposure, the warmer exposure, which in cooler years like 2013 works nicely. This has the combination of power and elegance, of flowers and fruit, minerality and spice, precise, focused, harmonious, all about finesse. This seems to be the one that worked better with the cool year. 2,000 bottles produced. I was shown some 20+ wines blind while visiting the Catena Institute and I could immediately find this wine even if I had only tasted it a couple of times before. Such is the strong personality of this wine... - Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advcocate

A red with depth and layers with a deep and rich palate of plum and cherry character yet focused and structure. Just a hint of acidity at the end. Savory. Goes on for minutes. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink or hold - James Suckling

(Adrianna is from densely planted--4,600 vines per hectare on average--alluvial soils with limestone in a drying river bed that has reformed on many occasions; aged in 25% new oak): Bright ruby. Great lift to the blackberry, crushed cassis, licorice and violet aromas. Wonderfully juicy and light on its feet, conveying a sophisticated grain and sexy sweetness with outstanding inner-mouth tension and stony minerality. Finishes with superb energy and fine-grained tannins. Wonderfully chewy and tactile yet somehow weightless. Great pungent length and lift. This site is a continuation of the White Stones Chardonnay plot. When these vines were planted in the early 1990s, noted Alejandro Vigil, people thought it was too cold here even to produce sparkling wine. - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media

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