2014 Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Franc Appellation San Carlos

Cabernet Franc

  • Argentina
  • Mendoza
  • Valle de Uco
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • Wine in the Woods with Beth Likes this wine:

    March 24, 2019 - This is a delicious Cabernet Franc. Well integrated flavors.

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  • mjwstickings Likes this wine: 88 points

    February 6, 2019 - I wouldn't say this is a Cab Franc expressed in any sort of traditional or old-fashioned Loire idiom, but there's enough genuine Cab Franc appeal to show what can be done with this grape at high altitude in a more New World idiom, genuinely but also distinctively. There's an odd, funky floral (rose, pot pourri) note that takes some time to blow off, but that florality (suggestive of Piedmont) continues to contribute to an earthy-dusty but still fresh mix of berries (raspberry at first, then blackberry), pomegranate, black pepper, and mushroom. There isn't great complexity, but the acidity and sour-bitter finish suggest that a bit more aging (2-3 years) could help round things out. Still, it's a very good 100% varietal expression from a renowned producer, and it certainly looks like this Bordeaux varietal has a lot to offer in Argentina -- this wine coming from the Uco Valley (and the San Carlos vineyard within it, at an elevation of 1,090 m) in Mendoza.

  • atlas404 wrote: 86 points

    October 4, 2018 - Medium plus garnet color. Heavy salinity on the nose, some black fruit. Medium high acid, some vanilla, light flavor intensity, saline with unevolved finish, tongue-coating chalk tannins.

  • Alswharton wrote:

    September 29, 2018 - Great.

  • NineteenEightyTwo wrote: 86 points

    July 30, 2018 - Medium crimson color with garnet corona. Burly, meaty, and sweet nose with a twiggy note, some ripe black fruit, and a bit of earthiness. Palate starts with a burst of oaky vanilla, settling down a bit at midpalate with jammy red fruit flavors. Texturally, this is a bit thin. This ends somewhat off-dry, with vanilla sweetness not fully offset by gently assertive tannins. OK overall for about $23/bottle, but could have used more restraint on the oak.

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    (Catena Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc, Mendoza red) Subscribe to see review text.

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    (Catena Zapata, Appellation San Carlos Cabernet Franc Uco Valley Valle del Uco Red) Subscribe to see review text.


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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodega Catena Zapata
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Appellation San Carlos
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Mendoza
  • SubRegion Valle de Uco
  • Appellation n/a

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  • In Cellars 170 (50%)
  • Consumed 168 (50%)

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