2008 Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay Catena Alta


  • Argentina
  • Mendoza
Drink between 2011 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 68

  • johnrm Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Pale greenish yellow colour. Restrained nose when opened. Buttery, honeyed, complex palate with apple, sweet pineapple and other tropical fruit flavours integrated with subtle spice and gentle citrus acidity that persisted on the lips. Some dusty oak at first on the late palate but this seemed to soften and a hint of ginger emerged with time. The wine opened nicely in the glass and showed its class. The palate was long and the flavours were very well integrated. Good with food (cold salmon) and showed orange citrus notes later.
    A very attractive and elegant wine and an improvement on the excellent standard Catena Chardonnay (but perhaps not quite as dramatic a step up as I expected). I like my quality Chardonnay to develop in bottle and am happy to enjoy the mature characteristics of a wine like this, even at the loss of a little youthful freshness.

  • short and confused wrote: (93 points)

    December 7, 2014 - Seems the same as my last go around. This stuff is good. Pale golden yellow. Rich aromas of nectarine, lemon, papaya and cinnamon. Great weight and presence on the palate. White and yellow fruits are present along with some simmering spice and good acidic grip. Clearly not Burgundian but also not Californian. It is really is its own thing. I have had both French and American chardonnays that hit some similar notes but this is not trying to be either. Very good stuff and continuing to drink well.

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  • rs Likes this wine: (88 points)

    June 24, 2014 - Tropical fruits, nuts and some butter. A bit sweet on the palate, maybe the acidity's a bit too low.

  • joshwoodward wrote: (88 points)

    May 7, 2014 - A little on the unbalanced sweet side.

  • corkscrews Likes this wine: (90 points)

    March 12, 2014 - Similiar to last note, a very good white, drink now. www.winelx.com

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Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Laura Catena from Bodega Catena Zapata, Episode #929, 10/8/2010 (link)

    (Catena Alta Chardonnay) #1; COLOR-golden; NOSE-nice minerality (flint and blue rock); a smokiness and creaminess from the oak; a mix of Macon with a little CA love; some citrus as well; PALATE-great weight; really nice full bodied on the palate; heavy white peach flavors; really well made; great length; very fresh; a very long finish with vanilla and apple flavors; finishes like a $60 White Burgundy; great quality fruit coming through; GV-No Score

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Bodega Catena Zapata
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Catena Alta
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Mendoza
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 098709088542, 7794450008169

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 140 (23%)
  • Consumed 479 (77%)

Food Pairing

Good could easily age another year., örtiga sättafileer med gräddig persiljesås

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