|Argentina||2017||Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River Stones, Bodega Catena Zapata||BT||0||6||1,180.00||12||6||131.11111066667||100.00||100.00||Malbec Adrianna River Stones, Catena Zapata||0.75|
|Argentina||2017||Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River Stones, Bodega Catena Zapata New||MG||0||2||216.67||bt||2||144.444444||100.00||100.00||Malbec Adrianna River Stones, Catena Zapata||1.5|
|Argentina||2017||Adrianna Vineyard Malbec River Stones, Bodega Catena Zapata||IM||-||2||860.00||bt||2||143.33333333333||100.00||100.00||Malbec Adrianna River Stones, Catena Zapata||6|
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Incredible aromas of blackberries, hot stones, wet earth and flowers. Full-bodied, it floats across the palate with ultra-fine tannins that melt into the wine. Superb, long finish of subtle fruit and terroir-defined subtleties. Try in 2022, but already a dream to taste.
One of three Malbecs from the Adrianna vineyard in Gualtallary, the 2017 Adrianna Vineyard River Stones was surprisingly fresh for the conditions of the year. They discarded a small plot that was a little too ripe. The wine fermented with full clusters and finished fermenting without skins or stems (like a white), and this was done with 100% of the volume, because in previous years, it was done for maybe 70% of the wine. This helps with the texture and the minerality, a mouthfeel rather than a flavor, reminiscent of the stony soils covered with limestone. This tends to be the most austere of the three bottlings, but it shows a little more fruit; and there is a lot of acidity, but it's nicely coated by the fruit. The result is a beautifully textured Malbec that seems to open up slowly in the glass—the violet and berry aromas get complicated by some spice (curry?), and the palate feels more layered. This is a superb expression of the austere wildness of Gualtallary. 4,800 bottles were filled in December 2018. 2019-2030