Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2014

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2014

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones is the second vintage of the Malbec from the stonier part of the Adrianna Vineyard in Gualtallary that is next to a dry river bed (the vineyard has 110 hectares that were planted in 1994). It fermented in open-top 500-liter oak barrels with full clusters. It was pressed before the end of fermentation, and it then finished fermenting without skins (like a white) and matured in 1,800-liter oak foudre for 18 months. It's a compact, super serious Malbec with concentration and power, great balance, abundant tannins, strong minerality, firm texture, great austerity and no concessions for sweetness whatsoever. It has all that it takes to develop for a long time in bottle. 5,400 bottles were filled in July 2016.
JS94
James Suckling
A brightness and perfume to this grabs your attention. Full body, tight and focused with chewy tannins and a tangy acidity. Structured and muscular. Needs time to soften and come together. Made from organically grown grapes. Better in 2019.