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Tilia Malbec 2011
Tilia Malbec 2011
(search item no. 116153)
green wine
screw cap wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/30/2016: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Tilia Malbec has a dark, blackish purple color. The nose offers ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.
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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 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.



Red Wines    Other Red Blends    Other California    California   
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Lucky Proprietary Red Blend (II)
Lucky Proprietary Red Blend (II)
(search item no. 121221)
charitable wine
boutique wine
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PRICE ON 4/30/2016: $9.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Though the Sonoma County Petite Sirah represents only 27% of the blend, its dark fruit profile and firm tannins provide much in the way of the structure of this wine. St. Helena Zinfandel fruit adds brightness to this proprietary blend. 55% Zinfandel, 27% Petite Sirah, 11% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very dark red color with rustic aromas of leather, dark fruit, and smoke. The fruit is framed by savory and spicy notes.

The full-bodied wine was aged primarily in French oak barrels - most neutral - and compliments BBQ, pizza, Italian food, and all meat dishes.

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About Lucky:

Outlier Wine Co. produces a wide-ranging roster of distinctive wines, from proprietary red and white blends - Lucky and White Wedding - to varietal bottlings. Lucky and White Wedding have consistently been among the most popular boutique red and white wines on Wine.com. Other wines produced by Outlier Wine Co. include Carefree, Character, Chardonnais, Chez Blanc, Commitment, Dearest, Formidable, Funkytown, High Stakes, Midnight Oil, Noiro, Outlier, Ramblin’ Man, Red 7, Sachem, Summercloud, and Sunlight. Derek Rohlffs is Outlier Wine Co.'s Proprietor & Winemaker and the winery is located on Treasure Island, in the middle of San Francisco Bay.

A portion of the proceeds from their wine sales are donated to the Sip & Give foundation.



Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    Veneto    Italy   
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Mionetto Il Prosecco
Mionetto Il Prosecco
(search item no. 58519)
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PRICE ON 4/30/2016: $11.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Straw-colored wine with brilliant reflections. The aroma is fruity; reminiscent of pear and citrus with a slightly floral bouquet. The wine is fresh and crisp with apparent apple and peach flavors. This gentle-sparkling wine typifies the traditional wine-maker's Prosecco, fermented in the Charmat method to maintain the fresh fruity quality of the Prosecco grape.

Perfect with brunch, lunch, dinner or potato chips. Enjoy in everyday social situations.

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About Mionetto:

Founded in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the small village of Valdobbiadene, Mionetto has an established reputation for quality, tradition and innovation. In the heart of the Prosecco region, Mionetto produces exceptional wines with consistent national and international acclaim.


Red Wines    Tempranillo    Rioja    Spain   
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Vina Eguia Reserva 2007
Vina Eguia Reserva 2007
(search item no. 114571)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/30/2016: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is a bright, ruby red color, with brick red hints. The aromas are intense and complex, with vanilla, spiced and aromatic herbs perfectly blended with mature red fruit. The mouth shows very balanced, fine, elegant and rounded structure. It has a long, very pleasing finish.

Ideal for all types of grilled and roasted meats. It also matches well with strong fish and all kind of cured cheeses. Tasty with chocolate desserts and puddings.

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About Vina Eguia:

Vina Eguia was founded in 1982, when Julian Murua revived his father's (Jose Murua) winery, which dates back to 1926 in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa.