Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Argentina    South America   
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Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Tilia Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 112049)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of red fruit, sweet spice and a touch of fresh mint. It is full and soft with layers of red currant and cassis, note of cigar box, leather and ripe black fruit. The wine finishes with finely grained tannins that add structure and length.
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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    Southern Italy    Italy   
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Tormaresca Neprica 2009
Tormaresca Neprica 2009
(search item no. 110210)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense ruby red in color with violet hues. Aromas of red fruits and black cherry dominate the nose, complimented by light floral notes. Soft and flavorful on the palate with balanced acidity and subtle tannins.
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About Tormaresca:

Tormaresca is the fruit of the Antinori family's investment in the Puglian region since July 1998.

The Tormaresca estate is composed of two properties: one in Minervino Murge (Bari) a 100 hectare (247 acre) estate located in the Castel del Monte D.O.C. region, 40 miles from the Adriatic Sea; the other property is a 500 hectare (1,235 acre) estate near San Pietro Vernotico (Brindisi), closer to the sea in the Salento DOC region.

The new cellar is located at Minervino Murge while the commercial and administrative offices are in the city of Bari, halfway between the two properties.



Red Wines    Tempranillo    Other Spain    Spain   
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Bodegas la Candelaria Senda 66 2008
Bodegas la Candelaria Senda 66 2008
(search item no. 108852)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $12.29

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright red color and intense fruit aromas wrapped with tons of ripe cherry flavors, strawberry and spice. Full body, great structure and a long finish.
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About Bodegas la Candelaria:

Bodegas La Candalaria is owned by a small group of growers and winemakers who were members of the former cooperative. They formed an association with 4 other small bodegas so they can share equipment and technology to reduce their individual overhead costs. The bodega is located near the small village of Casas de Haro where some of the oldest Tempranillo vineyards are located and traditionally yield more complex and high quality red wines.

All of the grapes are grown in estate vineyards. This part of the region is extremely hot and dry. The vineyards have many stones, which vary in size between golf ball and softball and help retain moisture in the soil during the hot growing season. The vines are also spaced about 8 feet apart to further compensate for the limited moisture. Each stone has a glossy sheen, which reflects the intense sunlight back up to the grapes, resulting in a very uniform ripening of each cluster.