Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2012 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2012
SKU: 25645

Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2012

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Category White Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Catena Zapata
Alcohol/vol 13%
The White Stones Chardonnay has a bright lemon yellow color with gold highlights. Aromas of pears and apples are underscored by notes of vanilla and white flowers and a stony minerality. On the palate, the wine has flavors of baked red apples, Bosc pears, and quince along with notes of creamy vanilla and baking spices. The finish is crisp and bright with a stony minerality that lingers on the palate. Food Pairing: This wine pairs well with a variety of more full-flavored fish dishes especially shellfish like shrimp, crab, and lobster. For a special meal try this elegant Chardonnay with Grilled Langoustines with Beurre Blanc.
Wine Advocate
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The 2012 White Stones Chardonnay is also sourced from the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary. The grapes were harvested at five different points in time, and the wine is an outstanding blending exercise. There is more ripeness here and more balsamic aromas, even a minty note that is a little exotic. Despite the ripeness of the vintage the palate is more austere, linear and very tasty. 1,600 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, August 2015
Wine Spectator
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Tightly wound, this has plenty of engaging minty notes to the white cherry and dried raspberry flavors. Cream and spice details show on the minerally finish. A distinctive style that needs some time in the bottle. Best from 2017 through 2021. 120 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, November 30, 2015
Wine Enthusiast
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Stony, minerally aromas show a pinch of toast on top of white peach and apple cider scents. On the palate, this stays on the straight and narrow, with high acidity. Clementine and tangerine flavors finish as stony as the name implies; drink this shellfish-friendly, unique Argentinean Chardonnay through 2022.

Michael Schachner, October 1, 2015