"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (100%) was aged in French and American oak, some of each portion new, for 16 months. Cedar, Asian spices, incense, black cherry, and black currant notes lead to a surprisingly elegant Cabernet for its humble price. Spicy, smooth-textured, and easygoing, with a bit of underlying structure, it will provide enjoyment over the next 6-7 years.
There is no let up in quality at Catena Zapata, where Nicolas Catena remains in charge, assisted by his daughter, Dr. Laura Catena. " -Rated 90, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate