Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina
The nose is full of ripe black fruits with subtle notes of clove, black pepper, and sweet tobacco. On the palate, flavors of black raspberries and cassis yield to more subtle notes of cedar, vanilla, and sweet spice. The fine-grained tannins lend structure to the wine, which has a soft, lingering finish.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is mostly from Medrano, Junin and Barrancas in east Mendoza with 10% grapes from the Uco Valley fermented together in stainless steel and cement vats, so the Uco part is harvested quite early for the zone. It has a serious, clean and focused nose with perfectly ripened fruit, berries and cherries plus a hint of spices and a notable absence of green notes, perhaps a hint of mint that add freshness. The palate is polished, revealing some dusty tannins with very good balance. "
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 are made at Bodegas Esmeralda, a Catena family winery in the Eastern region of Mendoza that is dedicated to making value wines for the Argentine domestic market. Tilia wines offer a unique combination of fruit sourced from the traditional Eastern region and the dynamic Southern region of Mendoza. The Eastern region of Mendoza enjoys warm, sunny days and cool desert nights. The grapes have very ripe, rich fruit flavors and excellent mid-palate depth and concentration. Bright sunshine and low temperatures of the Southern region lend a cool freshness. The fruit from this area shows clean acid balance and soft, supple tannins.
Tilia is dedicated to responsible use of the environment. The winemaking and viticultural team actively engage in many practices and programs throughout the community to implement sustainability. Water conservation and reuse, minimal use of pesticides and organic fertilization are several examples of the team’s dedication. Furthermore, the entire Tilia viticultural team attends regular sustainability training sessions at the National University of Cuyo and National Agricultural Research Institute. They take this training into the field to share and implement with their grower partners. View all Tilia Wines
Notable FactsUnlike its Chilean neighbor, Argentina's vineyards are spread out around the country. The best known region is Mendoza, almost parallel to Santiago to the west. Mendoza contains the sub-regions of Maipu (pronounced MY-pu) and San Rafael. Grape-wise, the most important white is Chardonnay, making wine similar to California's style on the variety. Another fun white grape to try is Torrontes. Almost only grown in Argentina, Torrontes makes wines that are crisp, aromatic and easy-drinking. Some of the best versions of this wine come from the northern region of Salta, with very high altitude vineyards. As for the reds, Cabernet Sauvignon is the main grape for many wines leaving the country, but Malbec, the grape Argentinians like to call their own, makes very distinctive wines that are structured, dense and velvety. Many more varieties happily grow in the country, but for export, and consistent quality, these are the primary grapes.
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Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.6 out of 5 stars
29 ratings, 4 with reviewsCole_3 - Houston, TX411/16/2015Good wine for the price. Good end notes and likely to purchase again. Purchased again, as mentioned above. Just a very good wine, and even better for the priceAnonymous - Castle Rock, CO39/2/2016Anonymous - Cambridge, MA38/23/2016Anonymous - Laguna Niguel, CA38/10/2016Anonymous - New Orleans, LA57/27/2016Anonymous - Cranston, RI37/1/2016Anonymous - Beeville, TX36/17/2016Anonymous - Millbrook, NY36/13/2016Anonymous - Springfield, IL46/11/2016Caborob - Cave Creek, AZ35/23/2016
Not too bold, too earthy, too jam-my. Just right. Can't beat it for the price. Don't expect $50 taste for $9 but compares well to any $20 and under.Anonymous - Farmington, AR45/20/2016rmketron - Ponchatoula, LA25/19/2016Mike H. - Harrisburg, IL45/9/2016Anonymous - Kansas City, KS15/10/2016Bob Furia - Breckenridge, CO35/9/2016Anonymous - Reedsburg, WI55/9/2016Wonjizzle - Berkeley, CA44/18/2016Full of ripen fruit scent. Very good for its price.Hannah.Mcpherson@ymail.com - Palm Springs, CA54/11/2016Anonymous - Houston, TX54/9/2016Anonymous - Powell, TN44/4/2016Hilton - Roland, AR24firstname.lastname@example.org - Frankfort, IL42/29/2016Anonymous - Pacific Palisades, CA52/14/2016katert0t - Raleigh, NC41/3/2016good for the price, but wasn't stand out.ABeattie - Reading, MA310/21/2015
- Fruity & Smooth
- Pair With
- Cheese > Hard