Bodega Catena Zapata Reviews
  • Wine Searcher
    Q&A: Laura Catena
    Interview by Amanda Barnes - Thursday, 02-Aug-2012
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  • Wine Award 2011
    Nicolás Catena 2011 Life Time Archievement Der Feinschmecker
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  • 2010 Winestar Awards Ceremony.
    Wine Entuhusiast Magazine honors wine industry luminaries from around the world at The New York Public Library on Monday evening.
    By the Editors of Wine Enthusiast - Jan 25, 2011
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  • New World Winery of the Year 2010 - Bodega Catena Zapata
    Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schachner, Diciembre 4, 2010
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  • Malbec Madness.
    Argentina´s red is running up the score.
    James Molesworth - Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2009
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  • Nicolas Catena, Decanter Man of the Year
    Award Dinner in London

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  • Laura Catena at eRobertParker.com
    eRobertParker.com - November, 2009
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  • Argentina´s Ambassador of Wine
    Dave McIntyre - The Washington Post - October 21, 2009
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  • Decanter has chosen Nicolas Catena  Man of the Year 2009
    Decanter - Feb 24, 2009
    "Decanter has chosen Nicolas Catena Man of the Year 2009, crediting him with changing the direction of Argentina's wine industry..."
    View the Decanter Man of the Year Brochure
    Read Laura Catena's Letter

  • Young Winemaking Stars in South America
    Patricio Tapia, Wine & Spirits February 2009
    "Vigil has set aside his ego, but not his restless drive to
    find the vineyard expression in the wine..."
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  • "Catena Eyes Up Napa Valley"
    JanesRobinson.com - October 9, 2008

    "Catena is one of South America´s best-known wine people..."
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  • Bodega Catena Zapata Press Review
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  • 100 Greatest Wine States bu Robert Parker Jr.
    The Only Winery from Argentina & Chile Selected by Robert Parker Jr. as one the Great Wine Estates of the World
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  • "Tasting Highlights: Argentina"
    Wine Spectator, On Line, November 1, 2005
    Ten Top Reds from Some of the Country's Best Wineries. 
    By James Molesworth
    Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza La Consulta Lote 1 2002 - 92 POINTS
    A beauty, with streamlined raspberry and red currant fruit gliding along floral, mineral and mocha notes. Racy finish underneath carries the lengthy finish. Available in six-pack only ($250) with Adrianna and Alta bottling. 200 Six-packs available. Drink now through 2010.
    Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Mendoza Adrianna Lote 3 2002 - 91 POINTS
    A touch of funk on the nose slowly yields to a thickly layered version that sports beef, blackberry, plum, loam and tar flavors. Chewy and structured, this is all about power. Available in six-pack only ($250) with La Consulta and Alta bottling. 200 six-packs available. Drink now through 2010.
  • Laura Catena, argentine ambassador.
    Food & Wine Magazine,  October 2005

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  • Malbec Will Make it Big 
    “By the year 2015, the greatness of Argentinean wines made from the Malbec grape will be understood as a given. This French varietal, which failed so miserably on its home soil in Bordeaux, has reached startling heights of quality in Argentina. Both inexpensive, delicious Malbecs and majestic, profoundly complex ones from high-elevation vineyards are already being produced, and by 2015 this long-ignored grape's place in the pantheon of noble wines will be guaranteed.” 
    Food & Wine Magazine, September 2004, Robert Parker Jr.
  • "Argentina’s high altitude wines are best for your heart" 
    Catena cabernet sauvignon wines from Argentina are shown to be 2 to 6 times more potent than a selection of red wines from France, Spain, Italy, Chile and Australia.
    Are wines from high altitude vineyards better than any other wines at preventing heart attacks?  Recent research by Professor Roger Corder, head of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the William Harvey Research Institute in London, supports this hypothesis.
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  • Peak practice
    Decanter, July 2003
    "On either side of Andes, Chile and Argentina are developing their high-altitude vineyards, producing wines of real character. Jeff Cox investigates."
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  • Argentina's One-Two Punch
    Wine Spectator, March 24, 2003
    One grape and one man are leading the country's march toward wines of quality and character. By James Molesworth 
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  • Wine of the week
    By Jancis Robinson - www.jancisrobinson.com, July 15, 2003

    Alamos Chardonnay 2002 Mendoza
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  • The Top 100
    Wine Spectator, December 31, 2002 - Jan 15, 2003
    Our Editors Select the Most Exciting Wines of 2002
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  • Don't Cry for These Argentine Wines
    BusinessWeek, October 14, 2002
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  • Decanter, Rose Murray Brown MW, May, 2001, UK
    "The new Zapata winery in Agrelo, inspired by Mayan-pyramid design, is a symbol of Catena's status and progress."
  • Daily Wine News, James Molesworth, April 17 ,2001, USA
    "Argentina's Nicolás Catena, who has almost single-handedly brought Argentinean wine to the attention of the international wine scene..." 
  • Bon Appetite, 'The Next Big Thing', Anthony Dias Blue,February 2001, USA 
    "That Argentine wines are finally making an impression in the world market is due in no small part to the efforts of Dr. Nicolás Catena , an Argentine economist of Italian extraction, whose family has been in the wine business for generations. ...The Catena Alta Brand has since become the company's flagship. As befits its premium status, it is not inexpensive wine, but it is extraordinarily good. Catena has certainly been successful in his quest to bring quality winemaking to Argentina."
  • Yorkshire Post Magazine, Ch. Austin, Feb/March 2001, UK
    "Catena, another big player in the market has just built a brand new winery...With state-of -the-art technology, Nicholas Catena will undoubtedly capture even more of our hearts"
  • Wine Realizing its potential' August '2000, UK
    "The front-runner, Argentina's equivalent to California's Mondavi, Nicolás Catena set the ball rolling and heads turning..."
  • Wine and Spirit February, 1999, USA
    "Catena, the winery which has led Argentina into the world market with its ultra-premium-high-prized wines."
  • Alejandro Sejanovich, Vineyard Director
    "Bodega Catena Zapata announces Alejandro Sejanovich as Vineyard Director".
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  • "Nicolás Catena announces joint venture with Lafite Rothschild'
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  • 'Mendoza, our terroir'
    A book edited by Laura Catena, with pictures by Sara Matthews and maps of the region. 
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