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Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Vino de Parcela Chardonnaytext

Catena Zapata Adrianna Vineyard White Stones Vino de Parcela Chardonnay 2020

Gualtallary, Tupungato, Valle de Uco, Tunuyán, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaWhite Stones is the kinder, gentler version of Catena’s duo of top chardonnays: White Bones, and White Stones. It has all the stony minerality I crave, a creamy undercurrent lined with juicy green apples and lemon, and a subtle streak of orange that highlights the finish. More approachable than the White Bones, it is the one to drink earlier. However, there is very little to choose between these two excellent chardonnay that signal an untapped category of high-quality Argentine wine. It is barrel-fermented and then ages in 500L puncheons for 20-24 months. Cellar easily three to seven years or more.Tasted: 24 February 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$150.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$157.95750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 333260UPC: 7794450003416