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2011 Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2014

Bright ruby-red.  Expressive nose melds kirsch, black raspberry, licorice, violet and graphite.  Quite graceful on the palate, at once liqueur-like and energetic, with flavors of currant, cedar and graphite spreading out to saturate the palate.  Finishes sweet, juicy and long, with a hint of dried herbs contributing lift.  Winemaker Alejandro Vigil is able to moderate alcohol and acidity levels in his red wines through what he describes as a "differentiated harvest."

88 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Argentina

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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