Catena Zapata Catena Malbec 2016
Wine AdvocateThe fresh, floral and expressive 2016 Catena Malbec blends grapes from different parts of Mendoza: Lunlunta, Agrelo, Altamira El Cepillo and Gualtallary. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French and American oak barrels for an average of 12 months. It's straight and a little austere but has deep flavors. Superb quality for the price and volume.
Wine EnthusiastWoody berry and cassis aromas are appealing yet the palate feels wiry and tannic. Stewy, lightly baked berry and raisin flavors finish with chocolaty oak notes along with lasting hints of prune.