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2010 Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013

Good dark red.  Pure aromas and flavors of currant, cherry, licorice, mocha and spices are lifted by a floral perfume.  A nicely focused midweight, with bright acidity leavening the wine's sweetness and giving it a distinctly juicy character.  Very harmonious cabernete with well-judged oak (the percentage of new oak is going down every year, notes winemaker Alejandro Vigil).

88 Points | Wine Spectator

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Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.


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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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