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Community Tasting Notes (34) Avg Score: 87.9 points

  • Cork went into thousand pieces, wasn't able to drink any of it.

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  • As my previous impressions. Colour is deepening a little. The palate is buttery with sweet tropical and citrus fruit and with delicate ginger spice (with a touch of cumin?) at the end. Subtle lime flavours developed later. After a couple of hours, it opened beautifully and there was orange citrus character. Very long. Good with food.
    Lovely wine that has repaid keeping for 6 years. Wish I had more. Time to move on to the 2010....

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  • Deeper golden yellow/green. Still a very nice bottle but losing some of the characteristics I found earlier. After an hour or two, the nose opened and it was actually very good with trout. I still get the citrus and ginger/oaky notes later. Probably time to drink up?

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  • Entirely consistent with my notes of August 2014. Perhaps a touch of fennel on the nose and palate later. Good with salmon.
    Lovely wine.

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  • shared this with pat and ellen at selkirk manor. first wine on the thanksgiving table. paired with shrimp cocktail followed by cantaloupe and prosciutto. i continue to like this wine better than other tasters. it is fresh and clean but also has a bit of complexity to capture the attention. compared with previous notes, regarding aromatics, buttered popcorn is no longer present. more prominent pear and apple are still present. i am not sensitive to the baking spices mentioned by jay miller. i particularly appreciate the impeccable balance amd extraordinary precision of the finish. the acidity has dissipated somewhat but there is still firm structure holding things together. i have had the 2005 and 2006. both of those were at their best within a few years of the vintage. i like the 2009 better as it has proved to be more substantial and enjoyed greater longevity.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2011, IWC Issue #154, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/22/2011, (See more on 86 points

    (Bodega Catena Zapata Chardonnay) Intense, guava, green fruit nose; soft, guava, green fruit palate with lowish acidity; medium finish

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