Catena Zapata Chardonnay Uco Valley Adrianna Vyd White Stones 2018

Chardonnay from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
WA 98
JS 98
12.5% ABV
Item # 703108

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750ml
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98+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$120 list] The outstanding 2018 White Stones Chardonnay epitomizes the expression of the grape in the cooler-climate and high-altitude location of the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary. There is rectitude, austerity and elegance, a subtle wine with great clout and intensity that comes through as chiseled, focused, symmetric and pure, more in the style of Roulot than Coche-Dury, with superb integration of all the elements and fine minerality. This is more about the place and vintage than the grape, which feels like a good way to transmit the chalky soils of the selected plots. Simply superb, possibly the finest vintage for this bottling so far. 6,600 bottles were filled in May 2019. Drink: 2019-2032. (Oct 2019)"

98 points James Suckling: "A very subtle yet intense White Stones on the nose with stone, bone, lemon-rind and dried-apple aromas that follow through to a full body that is very tight and closed, but shows a compact fruit structure of sliced mangoes and cooked apples. Vivid finish, turning to flamboyant minerality. In reserve still. Better in 2022. (11/27/20)"
98+ points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$120 list] The outstanding 2018 White Stones Chardonnay epitomizes the expression of the grape in the cooler-climate and high-altitude location of the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary. There is rectitude, austerity and elegance, a subtle wine with great clout and intensity that comes through as chiseled, focused, symmetric and pure, more in the style of Roulot than Coche-Dury, with superb integration of all the elements and fine minerality. This is more about the place and vintage than the grape, which feels like a good way to transmit the chalky soils of the selected plots. Simply superb, possibly the finest vintage for this bottling so far. 6,600 bottles were filled in May 2019. Drink: 2019-2032. (Oct 2019)"

98 points James Suckling: "A very subtle yet intense White Stones on the nose with stone, bone, lemon-rind and dried-apple aromas that follow through to a full body that is very tight and closed, but shows a compact fruit structure of sliced mangoes and cooked apples. Vivid finish, turning to flamboyant minerality. In reserve still. Better in 2022. (11/27/20)"
Product SKU 703108
Producer Catena Zapata
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 12.5%
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