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Catena Zapata Catena Alta Historic Rows Chardonnay 2019 – A Burgundian Expression of Chardonnay from Argentina

Catena Zapata, Catena Alta Historic Rows Chardonnay 2019, Mendoza, Argentina, Wine Casual

Catena Zapata, Catena Alta Historic Rows Chardonnay 2019, Mendoza, Argentina

Tasting Note: A Burgundian-expression of chardonnay from Argentina.

Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of green apple, pear and toasted walnut with hints of clove baking spice.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay has medium-plus-intensity, orchard-fruit flavors supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a long finish.

The wine is slightly oily in texture with the lightest hint of oak and delicate expressiveness.

An excellent chardonnay to start an evening.

Bottle Note: Catena Alta chardonnay sourced from select rows in two of the Catena family’s Andean vineyards: Adrianna (80%) and Domingo (20%). The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that created a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations. The Catena Family, since 1902: One hundred years of defining Argentine wine.

Rating: 93 points
Price: $35
Alcohol: 14%
Importer: Winebow Inc., New York, New York
Tasted: Barcelona Wine Bar, Fairfield Connecticut
Tasting Date: June 23, 2022

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