Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 105748
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • Green wine
  • W&S91
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark purple color with ruby red tones. The nose is full of ripe red fruits, sweet spice and a touch of tobacco. The mouthfeel shows red currant and cassis fruit layered with notes of cedar and espresso bean. The finish is soft and sweet, with finely grained tannins adding structure and length.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
91 Points

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I was impressed with the smoothness, and great quality of this Cab, and the price is unbeatable. I usually spend double the price for my everyday Cabs, and was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have to compromise flavor at this price point.
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Was not as heavy as we usually like our Cabs to be. We like our Cabs almost opaque, this was too light. The taste had nothing horribly wrong. It was very simple and to me it tasted more like a cheaper Pinot or Malbec. Sweeter than a cab should be. I liked it but know many better wines in this price range. I don't need to buy it again for a few years but would if i found myself with in a store with limited selection. I also would buy again just because of the sustainability practices. I have to give them some points there! Good wine to introduce white wine drinkers or beginner wine drinkers to red.
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After being open for an hour it has a nice aroma of berry fruit with just a hint of vegetal. The taste starts with fruit then has that South American earthy flavor. Finish is dry and medium length
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Disappointed to say, this wine was one of the worst cabs I've ever tasted. Definitely not what I was expecting for a 90 point wine. I was excited because it is also labeled as a "green" wine, but my hopes were shattered after the first sip. It lacks body and is very acidic; not very structured, especially for a cab. I prefer jammy, full-bodied reds, and this did unfortunately did not foot the bill. I don't even mind earthy, woody wines, but this one was not balanced at all, in my opinion.
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Tsubaki - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

Gave it a go, regretted it. Ew.
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The only thing this wine maker got right was the color. this wine smells like a pair of jim shoes and dosen't tase much better
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edcaroleg - Fort Worth, TX (read all my reviews)

This is an excellent Cabernet at any price. At this price it is a bargain, great Cabernet flavor, good body, just the right amount of tannin. This is one of the best of the viniferas.
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Kelly Czarnecki - Saint Petersburg, FL (read all my reviews)

What a fantastic wine this was for the price! It def deserves the 91 rating! I usually am hesitant when buying cheaper wines. But this one surprised me. Gotta try it at least once if you dont like spending too much.
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LucyLu - Hot Springs National Park, AR (read all my reviews)

I'm no expert, just know what I like... and I really like this Cab - good price, too.
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I was looking for the malbec on wine.com but was surprised not to find it. I have not had the Tilia cab yet, but I found the malbec to be quite lively. For $8.69 this is a great wine. Lots of black fruit on the nose. Rounded with cigar and licorice. This is a big and bold wine to the taste. Mirrored black fruit with bright young tannin. At this price a great value!
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Smith2010 - Fairfax, VA (read all my reviews)

I agree that this is not a bad wine. It isn't very bold (which I like) and has a nice smooth taste. And personally, I like screw cap tops. They are becoming more and more popular now a days and don't necessarily signify a bad cheap wine.
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gerald miller - Murrysville, PA (read all my reviews)

During dinner the wine's initial mouth feel was like water: very weak. At the end, a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Next day my wife decided to use the leftover wine for cooking. Actually tasted better the day after. Maybe it needed a day to breathe.
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I would not by this wine again. Not sure how it got such a high rating
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I bought this because I didn't notice it was a screw-cap. They might as well have used a poured concrete cork because this bottle of wine shouldn't be opened, ever.
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Alison Sesko - Woodinville, WA (read all my reviews)

Just ordered another case! This is a very good value and easily drinkable now.
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susan little - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

This is a nice affordable Cabernet- perfect for everday drinking or entertaining. Organically farmed is a plus.
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Deep color, fruity and dry, much better than I thought - don't be put off by screw-top
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An extremely solid cabernet that is very pleasant to drink. Has a wonderfully smooth quality. Hints of bing cherry and spice complement this very tasty wine. Exceptional value for 8.99. My love for wines from South America has not been diminished...
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1string - Missoula, MT (read all my reviews)

Bold taste and great value.
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I don't know if this is a legit 91 rated cab.... but you can sure pay a lot more for a lot less. This is not a big, round California-style cabernet, but it still fairly full on the palate with good fruit. Thin but clean on the back end. It holds up well with grilled meat. At the price, you can't beat it. It's our new "house red."
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Nice, drinkable, decent finish. Good wine for this price.
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A bread dough smell, thick legs and a sweet berry taste. With that said I think this cabernet was no show stopper and really made me question drinking cabs again.
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Scott Citino - Fernandina Beach, FL (read all my reviews)

This is a rather light on the taste cab with cherry and cassis fruit forward. Very light on the tannin acidity. It is a decent everyday wine for people that don't like big, bold cabs.
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In my own experience "wine & spirits" it is just as reference. I never take my buying decitions because them. Anyways I try Tilia cab. and its just Ok good price but NEVER 91 pts
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Can't believe this was recommended. Will not trust this rating org again
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Learn About Tilia

Named after the Tilia (Linden) tree commonly found throughout Argentina"s wine country, Tilia wines possess true varietal character and embody the rural Mendozean lifestyle. For years vineyard workers have used the flowers of the Tilia to make an herbal tea for enjoyment after a hard day"s work. The name Tilia is chosen in honor of this wine country tradition. The Tilia wines...

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