Wine Tasting

Taste of Argentina Wines

Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza.  The family’s Adrianna Vineyard at almost 5,000 feet elevation has been called the Grand Cru of South America. For more than 100 years and four generations the family heritage has been create wines that are both spectacular and true to their terroir.

Catena Chardonnay

At almost 5,000 feet elevation in the Andean foothills, the Adrianna vineyard’s calcareous soils and cool climate are the promised land of Chardonnay. The fruit from the Adrianna vineyard has a purity of flavors and a minerality that is particular to this vineyard and cannot be found anywhere else in Mendoza. The nearby, gravel-covered Domingo Vineyard makes up 20% of the blend. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels.

  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Total Acidity: 7.05 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.25
$35 /per bottle

Catena Zapata Malbec

Nicola Catena planted his first Malbec vineyard in Mendoza in 1902. His grandson, Nicolás Catena, is known as the man who revolutionized Argentine wine and introduced high altitude Malbec to the world. The Historic Catena Zapata vineyards are planted with the Catena family’s proprietary selection of malbec plants: the Catena Cuttings. Catena Alta Malbec is sourced from Lot 18 of the Angélica vineyard, Lot 4 of the La Pirámide vineyard, Lot 1 of the Nicasia vineyard, Lot 6 of the Angélica Sur vineyard and Lot 9 of the Adrianna vineyard.

  • Varietal: 100% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 13.8 %
  • Total Acidity: 6,2 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.55
  • Unfined and unfiltered
$49 /per bottle

Catena Cabernet Franc

This Cabernet Franc is sourced from the family´s historic vineyards in San Carlos. Here, the sandy-loam soils and mountainous climate yield a wine with concentrated ripe red berries, a touch of eucalyptus and black pepper, robust tannins and smooth lengthy finish. 3576 foot elevation.

  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 13.6%
  • Total Acidity: 5.55 grams/liter
  • pH: 3.6
$25 /per bottle

Viña Cobos makes wines that are authentic expressions of the terroir from which they come. Paul Hobbs, founding partner and winemaker at Viña Cobos, has worked since 1988 in the exploration of the different terroirs of Mendoza, looking for the most distinguished regions in Luján de Cuyo and the Valle de Uco, to produce wines that uniquely express their origins.

Cocodrilo Malbec – Crocodile Cut

A complex wine, very elegant and balanced. On the nose, freshness stands out, where we find red fruits such as morello cherry and cassis, pomegranate or black cherry. Very characteristic spicy notes of cabernet -pepper, cloves and paprika- are complemented by a floral touch and a herbal note of eucalyptus to achieve this elegant bouquet. On the palate it has a friendly entry, fine and sweet tannins, good length on the palate and persistence.

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah, 2% Merlot.

$28 /per bottle

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