2013 Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon Vino de la Tierra de Castilla SKU #1225397


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Tasting Notes

The best Cabernet Sauvignon under $10 that I have tasted in nearly 9 years of working here. (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish Wine Buyer) This was produced from a 30-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Vino de la Tierra de Castilla appellation (a large swath of land in the region of La Mancha), this Cab has delicious, balanced dark currant fruit, and a subtle influence from a six-month stint in American oak barrels. This nicely priced Spanish Cabernet has been a staff favorite for two vintages running.

Staff Reviews

  • Jim Boyce
    By: Jim Boyce
    K&L Staff Member
    Are you a cab fan? Do you enjoy structured, well balanced, older vine, single vineyard (it's a big vineyard, but it still counts) cabernet? While all that may sound like it will put a dent in your wallet, this wine will only cost you $10 and it is precisely all of the above. Dark red fruits, balance and great oak integration leads to a stunning wine for the money!
    Top Value!
  • Jeffrey Jones
    By: Jeffrey Jones
    K&L Staff Member
    Easy to drink and enjoy, this wine offers a lot for the money. It is medium bodied and dry with dark blue fruits.The Mercedes Eguren Cabernet will go well with hearty foods.
  • Scott Beckerley
    By: Scott Beckerley
    K&L Staff Member
    This is a GREAT value in Cabernet! Dark red fruits, subtle spices and even a nice hint of clean, fresh oak. The fruit is from older vines, so it is of higher quality. Very balanced and very delicious!
    Top Value!
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    Meet my new house red. This is a stunningly good bottle of wine for under $10. It’s full bodied with rich currant and blueberry flavors, well-integrated tannins and subtle oak influence. How the producers created such an elegant and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon at this price point is beyond me, but I’ll take it!
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    K&L Staff Member
    This value-driven Spanish Cab shows notes of dark tree fruit, blackberry, black currant and baking spice on the finish. It's soft and supple with a light, granular tannin that appears late on the palate, which adds another layer of complexity to the wine. An easy-drinking, approachable, and delicious bottle of wine for ten bucks (and as already mentioned below, a delicious bottle of wine, period). Come grab some for your next BBQ or event!
  • Dulcinea Gonzalez
    By: Dulcinea Gonzalez
    K&L Staff Member
    Cab fans, don't miss out on this killer $10 screw top! Full bodied, dark fruited, and plummy with cedar notes, this wine is an easy drinker with plenty of delicious, juicy fruit and bright acidity. Showing fine tannin on the finish, this makes for one perfect burger wine or everyday cab drinkers delight. Do yourself a favor and pick up a case!
  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    Savory and soft, Eguren 2013 shows deep currant on the palate with just enough tannin and spicy oak on the finish to maintain structure. Add the fact that it’s an easy-open screwcap and a great price, and you’re ready for a holiday party.
  • Randy Hagerman
    By: Randy Hagerman
    K&L Staff Member
    Under $10 with a screw cap enclosure, this wine blows away most Cabs in the $20-$30 range. Slightly sweet, dark fruit flavors are carried into a finish with just enough structure to keep you interested. The acidity is well-balanced and the hint of oak is rewarding on the finish. The price on this Cabernet is a blessing. Buy a case and keep your friends away from your expensive wines this holiday season.
  • Kyle Kurani
    By: Kyle Kurani
    K&L Staff Member
    This is not good Cab for $10, it is a good Cab, period. This has been one of my favorite bottles for the past 3 years, each vintage getting better and better. Sourced from 30-year-old vines, this Cab has the stuffing that can only come from older vines. Medium bodied, with notes of blue fruit and bramble on the nose, followed by a softly textured and layered palate. Perfect for parties, delivers amazing Cabernet value that we rarely see here from California.
  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    The best Cabernet Sauvignon under $10 that I have tasted in nearly 9 years of working here. Serious stuff, with a mouthful of currant and blue skinned fruits, just a trace of that savory, snappy green quality which good Cabernet, picked just at the point of ripeness and not past it, will show. Complexity? Check. Fruit? Check. Fair price? Big check. Load up on this cab - you'll be glad you did!


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