Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River 2019


Zapata Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River

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Product code
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Private Retail - Special Order
Type of product
Still wine
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Malbec 100 %
Closure type
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About this winery

At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

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Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 99 points -

November 2022 (Vintage 2019)

The old River Stones has seen its name simplified to 2019 Adrianna Vineyard River. This is an exceptional vintage for this bottling, from a very stony part of the large Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary, close to the dry river. It's the equivalent to the White Stones white, with a north-facing exposure, the warmer exposure, which in cooler years like 2019 works nicely. The wine has harmony and subtleness, insinuating violets and wet stones, with a rare combination of power and elegance, with minerality and spice, precise, focused and harmonious. The tannins are abundant but very fine and ripe with a chalky sensation in the finish. It has 13.8% alcohol and very good freshness, acidity and healthy parameters. 5,520 bottles were filled in December 2020.

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James Suckling

- 98 points -

August 2021 (Vintage 2019)

So bright and aromatic with flowers and blackberries, as well as some black olives. Full-bodied with lots of tannins, yet they are so fine and integrated and spread across the palate. This is all whole-cluster fermentation and 18 months in large oak casks. Needs about four or five years to come together.

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- 97 points -

November 2021 (Vintage 2019)

The 2019 Malbec Adrianna Vineyard River Stone comes from a parcel off the Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary, planted at an altitude of 4,400 feet in a dried river bed. Aged for 20 months in new and used French barrels, it is a rich purple in the glass thanks to the intense sunlight. The nose offers plum, sour cherry and blueberry with herbs, lavender, hints of balsam and oaky aromas such as cedar and sandalwood. The compact palate has fine, taut tannins; more lean than muscular overall. This is a balanced and remarkably energetic high-altitude wine, all solar energy, concentrated soils and the untrammeled freshness that comes with a cool region.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 95 points -

June 2022 (Vintage 2019)

White, calcium carbonate-coated river stones are the terroir here, producing a Malbec that combines density, power and high-altitude freshness. Glossy, textured and enticingly perfumed, all violet and star anise, this is deftly wooded, layered and well-structured, with firm tannins, some Asian spices and a chalky finish.

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