2018 Catena Zapata Adrianna White Stones Chardonnay (750ml)

Chardonnay from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

2018 Catena Zapata Adrianna White Stones Chardonnay
98WA
98JS

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.

98+ points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 245 - Oct 2019)

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.

98 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)

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$89.99
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