Nicolas Catena - and now his daughter Laura - is a home run hitter in the world of winemakers. Whether it is the $10 Tilia wines, the $15 Catena Appellation Series wines, or the $300 single vineyard Malbecs and Cabernet Sauvignons, his wines always over-deliver for their price point. And this is especially true of the Tilia wines.
The 2019 (remember that the harvest is six months earlier in the Southern hemisphere) Tilia Malbec-Syrah, only $9.99, is a perfect example of this. It combines the lush dark fruit of Argentine Malbec with the stony minerality of Syrah for a GREAT bang for the buck red. It is the perfect Tuesday night hamburger or pizza wine!
James Suckling agrees with us, saying, "This has attractive aromas of ripe blackberries on offer with some lightly spicy complexity. The palate has a big core of ripe sweet fruit with an easygoing style. Drink now. 90 points."
Here's a great recipe for a hamburger to enjoy with it: