Archive for the ‘Bodega Catena Zapata’ Tag

AWToday 28/09/08

Wine News

No hair shirt, just fine wine
Cumberland News Features Food & Drink Last updated 13:41, Thursday, 28 February 2008
This is Fairtrade Fortnight (February 25-March 9). Fairtrade is an admirable concept, guaranteeing producers in the Third World a decent price for their labour.

2007 Alamos Seleccion Mendoza Pinot Noir ($15)
In Our Glasses: What we’re drinking Cindy Lee, Lynne Char Bennett, Jon Bonné Friday, September 26, 2008
Retailers are as frustrated as the rest of us in trying to service the seemingly bottomless demand for low-priced Pinot. So we’re all looking beyond the usual places. 

Buenos Aires Reborn – Nashville,TN,USA
beyond which is the dining room, with a wine rack holding an entire wall of the country’s best wines, served with adventurous modern Argentine cuisine. …

Ten top steak joints in England
Times Online – UK…four-storey site is now packed with diners tucking into some of the most succulent steaks around, washed down with bottles of equally juicy Malbec. …

Wine of the week  
By Dave Falchek Published: Friday, September 26, 2008
Trivento 2007 Mendoza Torrontes Dave’s rating For something different – and outstanding – try Trivento 2007 Mendoza Torrontes. This wine from Argentina is made from the lesser-known torrontes grape which the Argentine industry is pushing as its trademark grape. I can’t get enough of it.

South American wines are fine
From the Vineyard By September 24, 2008
Here are wines from Argentina and Chile that are both good and affordable (about $12 each). Start with the 2007 Trapiche Chardonnay from Argentina. Produced from grapes grown in the justly famous Mendoza region, this white wine has crisp flavors and a dry finish.


Wine Blogs

Malbec is emerging as a new favorite wine in the US…
By kwkrause
American wine drinkers are moving on up… literally… tired of Shiraz they are switching to mountain grown Malbec. Most are seeking out Malbec
especially from Argentina. High in the mountains of Argentina specifically in the Mendoza Lujan …
Fluid Conversations –

Malbec Tasting at Blacklick
Oct 02, 2008 (Thu): If you’ve had a Bordeaux, you’ve probably had some Malbec. One of the principal blending grapes in the region has become a stand-alone star in South America over the last 25 years. Beautiful tannins, complex, and a …
Columbus Wine Tasting and Dinners… –

Schroeder Estate Malbec 2006 Red Argentina
By Wine Delivered
We go to the ends of the earth to secure amazing new wines and here is spectacular proof … black-as-night barrel-aged Malbec
newly arrived from wild and beautiful … Patagonia! Argentine Patagonia is a diverse land of deserts mountains …
Wine Delivered –

2006 Chakana Malbec 91 points
By fireontop06
This value-packed Malbec
is a home run; With blackberry, licorice, cassis and charred oak filling the palate of this interesting wine. Restrained tannins make this an easy drinking wine. With undertones of mocha and caramel on a long …

Finca Federada Fairtrade Malbec Oak-Aged Reserva 2005 Red Argentina
By Wine Delivered
Argentina’s best reds are dominated by Malbec
now fully established as the country’s signature grape. The best … feature vivid dark fruit flavours racy acidity and minerality. (Wine Spectator). So it’s fitting that this exceptionally …
Wine Delivered –

2004 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Catena Alta
Tasted by cmr. This went from 89-92 throughout the night. From the start had great full body and structure but was a little closed. With a little air time <1 hour started to open up with some very nice berry fruits on the nose and …
CellarTracker Tasting Notes (other… –

In praise of Saturday (and Malbec)!
By srinivasv
There, I tried, for the first time, a 2006 Malbec
from the Mendoza region of Argentina. I found it very impressive — it was medium bodied, had a juicy flavor and left a mild tannic aftertaste. I’m nowhere near to being an oenophile, …
Musings –

Wine and the electoral process
By winecase
… have to rename it “Vino de la Casa Blanca”, if the Republicans win. Palin sounds fine to me. (The word “Palin”, if you’re wondering, comes from the Mapuche language, a native people from the southern tip of Chile and Argentina. …
The Wine Case –

temple of wine
By jbg(jbg)
Bodegas Salentein / Tunuyán, Argentina Ahhhhhh, Argentinian wine. Sunny days and cool nights in the foothills of the Andes makes for near perfect growing conditions resulting in both excellent and affordable vino. …
exposure factor –

Dona Paula Los Cardos Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
wine review by (PB) 
My beloved picked this up at the store and when I read the label–an Argentinian Cabernet–I was scratching my head. Argentina is Malbec not Cabernet Sauvignon. Well…


AWToday 26/09/08

Wine News

Audebert launches new Cheval des Andes, Terrazas
September 25, 2008 Selena Masson from
Cheval des Andes winemaker Nicolas Audebert has just launched the latest vintages of his wines – atop an Argentine polo pony…

Kosher wines: They’re hip, hot and still follow the rules – Detroit,MI,USA
For Rosh Hashana, it’s the perfect celebratory wine. It’s big, well-sculpted and elegant. • Flechas de los Andes Gran Malbec Argentina, $29.99: This is

Bernards Inn
Lawrence Ledger – Lawrence,NJ,USA
These include vintages from Hungary, Greece, Austria, Argentina, Michigan and Idaho, as well as more familiar wine-producing regions.

Need Another Reason to Raise a Glass?
Daily Green – USA
South Africa’s Stellar Winery, and Argentina’s Bodega Furlotti are two producers that have been certified. While Stellar is organic, not all the wine will

Pallucci Wine Event
blogTO – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Victoria Wine Presents an Organic taste of Argentina with special guest, Alejandro Gori of Victorica Wines. Plus authentic Argentinean hor d’oeuvres will be

How to cook the perfect steak
Independent – London,England,UK
To toast your perfect steak, advises Fernando Trocca, one of Buenos Aires’ most respected chefs, uncork a bottle of good Malbec.

South American wines are fine
Orlando Sentinel – Orlando,FL,USA
For those who like their reds filled with rich fruit flavors but don’t like strong, harsh tannins, the 2006 Cavia Reserva Malbec is for you.

Wine Blogs

Dos Lomos Malbec
By ian
Note to self: This stuff is good at 8.50 a bottle at Tidal Creek. Rich, drinkable, euro.
The Grove Project –

2007 Bodega Catena Zapata Malbec Alamos Selección
Tasted by knuckledragger. A very nice wine. Reminded me of a shiraz, buy only slightly less jammy. Blackberry on the nose. Tarry taste. (89 pts.) – Tasted 9/23/2008. [FIND IT!]
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Dominio Del Plata “Susana Balbo Crios Malbec” 2007 Malbec
This very affordable bright ruby wine opens with a light black cherry like bouquet. …
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and still in argentina
I could use dos copas de vino y una cama buena para volver a Aconcagua en mis sueños. Is it a stroke of luck or misfortune to have been in the presence of Aconcagua at this point in my travels / writing? Returned to the everyday,
“the time we have, the task… –