is proud to partner with esteemed wine importer Wine Bow and one of the Silicon Valley's most celebrated dining destinations, Paolo's Restaurant to present an enchanting epicurean extravaganza.
Please join us on Monday, November 3rd for a spectacular tasting event showcasing the very highly-rated and sought-after wines of Catena Zapata -- Argentina's super-star wine producer. Catena Zapata's ambassador, Jore Liloy, who is also a Catena family friend, will be guiding us through this relaxed and informal tasting. A tantalizing appetizer menu has been specially crafted to pair beautifully with the eight extraordinary wines.
This is a very special and rare opportunity to experience the elite and exclusive Catena Zapata wines AND at the same time, savor the culinary eloquence of Paolo's and mingle with your wine peers in a luxurious, relaxing and private wine venue.
About Catena Zapata
Nicola Catena arrived in Mendoza, Argentina from the Marche region of Italy in 1898, and planted his first Malbec vineyard in 1902. His son Domingo then grew the business until the Catena family became one of the largest vineyard holders in Mendoza.
The business was transformed by Domingo's son, Nicolás Catena, a graduate of Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and Columbia University, who holds a doctorate degree in economics. In 1982 he went to the United States as a visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley, and during his time in the San Francisco Bay Area was inspired by California wines.
|Laura Catena and Nicolás Catena Zapata
Upon returning to his home country, he introduced modern
European winemaking and viticulturaltechniques to Argentina, including small French oak barrels, drip irrigation and the use of low yielding French Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon cuttings. He developed Argentina's first patented selection of Argentine Malbec clones - the Catena cuttings - and dedicated himself to studying Mendoza's high altitude vine growing conditions. For his pioneering work and vision to elevate the stature of Argentine wine worldwide, Nicolás Catena has received numerous awards and has been compared to the likes of Angelo Gaja and Robert Mondavi.
The winery's breakthrough wine was the Nicolás Catena Zapata 1997. It was introduced in 2001 through a series of blind tastings conducted in London and several cities around the United States where it was compared to first growths and other notable wines from around the world. The Nicolás Catena Zapata came in first and second in every tasting. In 2007, the Nicolás Catena Zapata 2004 became the first Argentine wine to receive over 98 points from Parker's The Wine Advocate.
Fourth generation vintner Laura Catena, a Harvard and Stanford educated physician, is current General Manager of Bodega Catena Zapata. She is the author of Vino Argentino, An Insiders Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina, published by Chronicle Books which has been reviewed by The New York Times magazine, Washington Post, Wine Spectator and Oprah Magazine among others.
The Time and Date:
Monday, November 3rd, 2014 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95110
$54.99 per person, which is inclusive of six appetizers and a tasting of eight Catena Zapata wines.
$30.00 WILL BE CREDITED BACK TOWARDS YOUR PURCHASE OF A CATENA WINE THAT EVENING -- BRINGING YOUR TASTING FEE DOWN TO $24.99!
*Ticket price is fully refundable if cancelled 48-hours prior to the event. After that time, you may cancel for Artisan Wine Depot store credit.*
In Vino Veritas,
-The Artisan Wine Depot Team