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2017 Bodega Catena Zapata White Bones Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay

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September 3, 2023 - $89



99James Suckling

Cooked apples, mustard flowers, minerals and hints of stone. Full-bodied yet vivid and expansive with lightness and energy on the palate. Eye-opening acidity.

96The Wine Advocate

...forward personality and its balsamic aromas that mix aromatic herbs and a minty touch... The flavors are intense and pungent, with volume and length...juice is very concentrated but shows superb balance.

96+ Stephen Tanzer

...scents of lemon oil, dried rosemary and iodiney minerality... White orchard fruits and citrus zests and oils stain the palate without leaving any impression of weight... Finishes bone-dry and saline, with terrific cut and rising length.

17Jancis Robinson

Broad and aromatic – some say lavender, some say rosemary. Certainly something more vegetable than mineral about the nose. Broad and rich on the palate. Softer and less structured than White Stones.


Argentina, Mendoza (Cuyo)

Mendoza on the western edge of Argentina is the nation’s largest and most important wine producing region. With about a billion acres under vine, the region of Mendoza alone has nearly half as many vineyards acres as all of the United States. Located on the edge of the Andes, vineyards here are high, usually 2,000 to 3,600 feet above sea level, yet they enjoy a relatively temperate climate and four distinct seasons. The soil is sandy and alluvial with clay underneath and moderate rainfall encourages growth. Historically Argentina, and Mendoza, grew pink skin grapes for slightly sweet pink or white wines. Those grapes are still grown for bulk jug wine. Since the late 1980s, however, Malbec has been Mendoza’s most important grape, since it makes a rich, dark, robust, age-worth red. The second most important red grape is Bonarda, which is thought to be the same grape that California growers know as Charbono. Italian and Spanish red grapes including Sangiovese, Barbera and Tempranillo were brought by immigrants, and they are grown today. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Torrontés and numerous other red and white grapes are also grown successfully.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.