2009 Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza (Previously $8)

SKU #1060659

91 points Wines & Spirits: "Lightly floral and decidedly fruity, this is rich in cherry flavors that give it a fresh, clean air. A selection from organically farmed vineyards in Mendoza, the fruit is pure and direct, with enough tannin for an Argentine asado." (06/10)

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By: Adam Parry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/13/2010  | Send Email
This is an incredibly fruity and well balanced wine. Made from a selection of fruit from organically farmed vineyards in Mendoza. The best part is this wine is that it's only $7.99. You would be crazy not to try it. Enjoy!

By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/9/2010  | Send Email
This is a soft, supple cabernet that, while not shy on fruit, maintains a sense of balance without being overripe or oaked. Just a cheap and cheerful reminder that cab from Argentina, when well made, presents good value.

 By: socialwine.us |  Review Date: 3/28/2011 
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cheap and delicious - and the best part is the screw cap obviously!

 By: AndyG |  Review Date: 11/8/2010 
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This is not a 91 point wine by any stretch of the imagination. It is perfectly drinkable, and at $7.99 would make a decent everyday red to wash down a double whopper with cheese.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.9