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  • 2006 Bodega Catena Zapata Cabernet Franc Angélica Zapata Alta - Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo (11/29/2012)
    Opaque purple/blue colour. Big nose of sweet crushed black and berry fruit jam, much like frutti di bosco, black licorice, spice, figs, and vanillan. Full-bodied, lush, with a fantastic texture like what liquid cashmere would hypothetically be like. Great balance, with replays from nose through to the long, 45-50s finish. This is a gorgeous wine and I might be underrating it at 93 points, as it's really impressive. Only listed as 13.8% alcohol, but to me it seems a little bit higher - something around 14.5%. This is a wine made for the domestic market in Argentina, and is not exported. Drink now-2016+. (93 pts.)

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Nice, very nice.


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How did you get it? Visit Argentina? Thanks for the TN. I would love to try this.


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Joe,

Make sure you try this while you're down there.

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Yes, I just got back from Argentina on Sunday. It was a great trip. I wish we got the Angelica Zapata Alta line here. I prefer it greatly compared to the Catena Alta line that's exported to the rest of the world. I brought a bottle back, and it only cost about $35USD at the winery (same price at some wine shops I went to also).



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I'm not going to Catena this trip so I'll have to pick it up in a wine shop.


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You might be able to find it in restaurants also. Aldo's only had the 2008, but I drank a bottle there and it was good (but not as good as the 2006). Try Lo de Joaquin Alberdi in Palermo. They're great (and say hi to Pablo for me).



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Originally posted by wineismylife:
I'm not going to Catena this trip so I'll have to pick it up in a wine shop.
Any chance you can bring back a spare? Wink


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