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Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world, producing somewhat more in an average year that Australia. That fact is surprising, given that Argentina winemaking was largely unknown outside of Argentina and its neighboring nations until the 1990s, when long-time producers and innovative newcomers started making higher quality wines with an eye to exporting. With its extremely high vineyards – usually between 2,300 and 4,600 feet above sea level – Argentina’s grapes are richly flavored due to widely fluctuating day and night temperatures, and virtually free of disease. Malbec is the most widely grown grape, followed by Bonarda. Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Merlot are just a few of the other red wine grapes grown. Torrontés is the most distinctive white grape, though Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are some of the other commonly grown white grapes. Many wine writers say that Argentina is South America’s leader in high quality wines, and prestigious wine producers from Europe and the U.S. have flocked to Argentina to open wineries or to partner with other vignerons. Among the big international names involved in winemaking in Argentina are the Rothschilds of Lafite, Moet et Chandon, Pierre Lurton of Cheval Blanc, Paul Hobbs and Michel Rolland.

2010 Bodega Catena Zapata Adrianna Malbec

WA  96   
ST  94   
WS  93   

2011 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino

Light label condition issue

WA  95   
ST  94+    
WE  93   
JS  92   
WS  91   

2018 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino

JS  97   
WA  95   
VN  94   
WS  93   
2 available
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2019 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino

WA  96   
VN  95   

2010 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino

1-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 6.0ltr

Light case condition issue

WS  93   

2019 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicasia Malbec

VN  96   

2004 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

WA  98   
ST  93+    
WS  92   
JR  17.5   

2005 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

Light label condition issue

WA  98   
WS  94   
ST  94+    
WE  94   

2008 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

WA  98   
ST  92+    
15 available
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2008 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

1.5ltr

Very top shoulder fill

WA  98   
ST  92+    

2009 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

WA  95   
WS  94   

2010 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

WA  95   
ST  94   
WS  92   
3 available
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2014 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

JS  97   
JD  96   
WA  95   
ST  93+    

2015 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

Light label condition issue

VN  94   
WA  93   

2016 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

Light label condition issue

WA  96   
JS  95   
JR  17.5+    

2016 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

WA  96   
JS  95   
JR  17.5+    

2017 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas Catena Zapata Red

JS  97   
WA  95   
ST  95   
JR  16.5   

2015 Viña Cobos Bramare Chañares Vineyard Malbec

Lightly depressed cork

JS  96   
WE  96   
WA  93   
ST  93+    
WS  92   

2014 Viña Cobos Chañares Vineyard Malbec

WA  95   

2015 Viña Cobos Chañares Vineyard Malbec

WA  96   
WE  94   
JR  16.5   
2 available
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2021 Viña Cobos Cocodrilo Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Viña Cobos Malbec

JS  99   
WS  96   
2 available
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2008 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador

WA  96   
WS  93   
ST  91+    
JR  17.5   

2015 Familia Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Altamira

WA  98   
ST  95   
WS  91   
6 available
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2019 Familia Zuccardi Paraje Altamira Concreto Malbec

WA  95   
VN  94   
3 available
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