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Tilia Bonarda 2011

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  • RP 91
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Winemaker Notes

Ripe red fruit aromas with ints of violet and anise give way to a juicy wine with raspberry and plum fruit flavors along with notes of black pepper. The finish is soft with round, velvety tannins.

Pair with barbequed chicken or pasta with red sauce.

Critical Acclaim

RP 91
The Wine Advocate

The 2011 Tilia Bonarda comes from the El Mirador vineyard in east Mendoza and sees light oak aging for six to nine months. It has a pure, floral bouquet with dark cherries and cassis aromas that are well-defined and pure. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and very good weight. There is an underlying minerality here, a sense of symmetry that is very satisfying. Light on its feet and pretty on the saline-tinged finish, this is a superb Bonarda.

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... View More