Tasting Note: The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Malbec. The fruit was sourced from four of the estate's finest high-elevation vineyards, and aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. The brooding bouquet delivers pain grille, mineral, violet, scorched earth, pepper, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry aromas leading to a dense, opulent wine with gobs of savory fruit, ripe tannins, terrific concentration, and a 60-second finish. Allow it 6-8 years in the cellar to reveal its full potential and enjoy it from 2015 to 2030. Score - 98. (Jay Miller, robertparker.com, Dec. 21, 2008)
|Sugar/Sweetness||XD - Extra Dry|
|Sub Category||Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec|
|Tags||Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec, Full-bodied & Firm|
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