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Catena Zapata Chardonnay Mendoza Adrianna Vyd White Bones 2015

Chardonnay from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
DE 97
WA 96
F 95
JS 94
ST 93
13.0% ABV
Item # 345439

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$139.95

750ml
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97 points Andy Howard, MW (Decanter): "Extraordinary quality that rivals many grand cru Chablis. This is an intense, focused Chardonnay sourced from a 2-hectare site, growing on limestone-rich soils located at 1,450m altitude. Great structure, laser-like focus, purity and ageing potential for a minimum of 10 years from this benchmark white. Drinking Window: 2019-2030. (May 2018)"

96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "I had two vintages to taste from the two whites from Adrianna Vineyard, which provided a fascinating comparison. Like all the rest, the 2015 White Bones Chardonnay had a long fermentation with wild yeasts and aged in French barriques for some 12 to 16 months, depending on the lot. It's fascinating to compare this with the 2016 and with both years from the White Stones. This is the more exuberant, open, aromatic and balsamic of the four wines, while it is still very young and fresh. The palate is also very expressive and combines power with elegance and freshness. It's long, tasty and mineral, with a salty finish. 4,500 bottles were filled in July 2016. Drink: 2018-2024. (Jun 2018)"

95 points Peter Moser (Falstaff): "Medium greenish yellow, silver reflections. Nuances of fresh mint, rosemary, underlaid with yellow tropical fruit, notes of peach, a hint of citrus zest. Juicy, shows good complexity, nuances of pineapple, very well integrated, supporting acidity structure, emphatically mineral on the finish. Already very gluggable, has very good ageing potential. (10/4/18)"

94 points James Suckling: "This is a layered and dense Bones with lots of ripe pineapple and mango character. Fresh Thai basil, too. Full body, juicy and ripe fruit and a fantastic finish. Typically generous and flamboyant. Release in October 2018. Drink now. (2/22/18)"

93 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "(from vines adjacent to those used for the White Stones bottling, but on calcareous soil richer in marine fossils): Bright, light yellow. Currently a bit muted on the nose by resiny vanillin oak, but aeration brought hints of white orchard fruits, minerals and eucalyptus. Then creamy-rich, concentrated and classically dry on the palate, more filled in today than the 2015 White Stones bottling. Harmonious acidity frames the wine's fruit and carries the very long, strong finish. Drink: 2020-2026. (Jul 2018)"
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97 points Andy Howard, MW (Decanter): "Extraordinary quality that rivals many grand cru Chablis. This is an intense, focused Chardonnay sourced from a 2-hectare site, growing on limestone-rich soils located at 1,450m altitude. Great structure, laser-like focus, purity and ageing potential for a minimum of 10 years from this benchmark white. Drinking Window: 2019-2030. (May 2018)"

96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "I had two vintages to taste from the two whites from Adrianna Vineyard, which provided a fascinating comparison. Like all the rest, the 2015 White Bones Chardonnay had a long fermentation with wild yeasts and aged in French barriques for some 12 to 16 months, depending on the lot. It's fascinating to compare this with the 2016 and with both years from the White Stones. This is the more exuberant, open, aromatic and balsamic of the four wines, while it is still very young and fresh. The palate is also very expressive and combines power with elegance and freshness. It's long, tasty and mineral, with a salty finish. 4,500 bottles were filled in July 2016. Drink: 2018-2024. (Jun 2018)"

95 points Peter Moser (Falstaff): "Medium greenish yellow, silver reflections. Nuances of fresh mint, rosemary, underlaid with yellow tropical fruit, notes of peach, a hint of citrus zest. Juicy, shows good complexity, nuances of pineapple, very well integrated, supporting acidity structure, emphatically mineral on the finish. Already very gluggable, has very good ageing potential. (10/4/18)"

94 points James Suckling: "This is a layered and dense Bones with lots of ripe pineapple and mango character. Fresh Thai basil, too. Full body, juicy and ripe fruit and a fantastic finish. Typically generous and flamboyant. Release in October 2018. Drink now. (2/22/18)"

93 points Stephen Tanzer (Vinous): "(from vines adjacent to those used for the White Stones bottling, but on calcareous soil richer in marine fossils): Bright, light yellow. Currently a bit muted on the nose by resiny vanillin oak, but aeration brought hints of white orchard fruits, minerals and eucalyptus. Then creamy-rich, concentrated and classically dry on the palate, more filled in today than the 2015 White Stones bottling. Harmonious acidity frames the wine's fruit and carries the very long, strong finish. Drink: 2020-2026. (Jul 2018)"
Product SKU 345439
Producer Catena Zapata
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2015
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.0%
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