94 points & Year's Best Malbec ('14 & 15), Wine & Spirits;
94 points ('13), Wine Advocate:
"co-fermented with a little Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all of them from an Altamira vineyard called Toko, which in Huarpe means stone. It has notes of blackberries, violets, damsons, scorched earth and some licorice. It's powerful and fleshy, with very fine tannins, great balance and freshness. A structured and layered Malbec..."
94 points ('14), Stephen Tanzer.
ZaHa means “Heart” in Mendoza's native Huarpe language. The 90% Malbec fruit is co-fermented with small amounts of 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot for additional complexity and concentration. ZaHa – the heart of Paraje Altamira.
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Zaha Cabernet Franc
93+ points ('14), Stephen Tanzer;
92 points ('11), Wine Advocate:
"It has a subtle, serious, slightly backward nose, with fresh herbals notes intermixed with notes of ripe fruit and a special quality of tannins, which are both grainy and fine, with very supple flavors and good acidity. This is a great Cabernet Franc."
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ZaHa "El Corte"
93+ points ('16), Wine Advocate;
96 points ('14), Tim Atkin, MW;
93 points ('11), Wine Advocate:
"The 2011 ZaHa Red Blend is 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, both from Altamira, fermented together. The idea here is that the two grapes complement each other and, adding the sweetness of the Malbec to the bitterness of the Cabernet, make the wine more elegant. The nose is a little reticent as well as subtle, elegant, and ripe, with notes of damsons and black cherries intermixed with a whiff of herbs. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with fresh flavors of raspberries, cherries and spices alongside sweet tannins through the long, balanced finish."
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95 points & Top 20 Wine of Year ('14), Decanter;
95 points & Top 100 Wine of the Year ('14), Wine & Spirits;
95 points ('13), Wine Advocate;
94 points ('10), Wine Advocate:
“.. .complex aromatic array of sandalwood, exotic spices, floral notes, brier, black cherry, and blackberry. This is followed by a dense, plush, bordering on opulent, savory, pleasure-bent wine...”
TeHo means “Blood of the Earth” in Mendoza's native Huarpe language. For TeHo, we isolate each vineyard soil type to manage, harvest, and vinify separately. Four different lots go into the TeHo wines: sandy soils with floral aromatics are co-fermented with Cabernet Franc; rocky soils with stony minerality is all Malbec; silty soils for dark fruit profile are co-fermented with Petit Verdot for additional structure; a small lot of Petit Verdot from rocky soils is co-fermented with Malbec. This process of managing the micro-terroirs of each soil type makes TeHo the “blood of the earth” from Paraje Altamira.
100% from estate 10 acre Paraje Altamira vineyard planted in 1955. Less than 0.5 kilo production per plant.
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