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The November 2020 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 11/29/2020 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #1193. Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolas 2005

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: Argentina, Mendoza.
Score: 98 WA.
"The flagship wines begin with the purple/black-colored 2005 Nicolas Catena Zapata, a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Malbec. The fruit was sourced from four of the estate’s finest high-elevation vineyards, and aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. The brooding bouquet delivers pain grille, mineral, violet, scorched earth, pepper, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry aromas leading to a dense, opulent wine with gobs of savory fruit, ripe tannins, terrific concentration, and a 60-second finish. Allow it 6-8 years in the cellar to reveal its full potential and enjoy it from 2015 to 2030. The Catena Zapata portfolio is stunning from entry-level to top-of-the-line. As an aside, during my visit to Catena-Zapata in April, 2008, I tasted many barrel samples of 2006s and 2007s. The components, particularly of the 2006s are astounding; the best is yet to come." Wine Advocate #180, Dec 2008
Provenance: The Hanseaten Cellar
Notes: Nicked, very lightly scuffed label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $60

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