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Torrontes

Argentina, Torrontés, Susana Balbo, Zohar, Mendoza, 2010

N/ Spring water steeped with hay and honeysuckle.  Sandalwood. Grapefruit. Peaches. Crisp, but just a tad soft. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Softer, more coating, mouthfeel than her nose would suggest. Wonderful grapefruit flavors dominate. Touches of white flowers, chamomile, lime zest, and Meyer lemon. Gooseberry on the close. Touch of minerality. Winemaker = Susana Balbo Price = […]

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Argentina, Torrontes, Trumpeter, Rutini, Mendoza, Tupungato, 2010

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Pictures: 1) the label, and 2) me flyfishing in Tupungato (a flat out amazing day that was). N/ I truly adore the nose of a well crafted Torrontes. She can combine elements of a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, like fresh citrus, granite, and spring water, but also can bring larger fruit power including delightfully acidic grapefruit and […]

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Argentina, Torrontes, Hacienda Los Haroldos, Familia Falasco, Mendoza, 2011

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N/ River rocks, green grasses, white flowers, dried hay, and granite. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Clean lycee and melon. Fruits nicely balanced with fresh acid. Solid touches of minerality. Lightly coating closer of fresh honeydew. Fresh, fun, and complex for the varietal.  Really well done.  Could be a great introduction to Torrontes if you’ve […]

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Ikal 1150 Winery, Argentina, South America, Wine Tasting Event, 57 Degrees Wine Shop, San Diego

Hosts: Sandra and Jerry from Ikal 1150.  They get an “A” for effort and charm. Delightful folks. Great passion for what they do. http://ikal1150.com/ Winemaker: Luis Martinez Location: 57 Degrees Wine Bar, San Diego, California. Very nice setting and cool space. http://fiftysevendegrees.com/index.php Attendees: Almost all of the #SDWM was in attendance, and some new friends […]

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Argentina, Torrontes, Zolo, 2008

Note: make sure to enjoy quite cold. N/ Sharp, angular. Grapefruit. Citrus zest. Crisp and clean. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. High acid. Mouthwaterimg. Solid minerality. Light yellow fruits. Quick finish. Retail = $10-12 at BevMo. Very Good-. 85 Two nights later… Was vaccu-vinned and forgotten (by mistake) in the back of my refrigerator.  Sometimes […]

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Argentina, Torrontes, Callia, Alta, 2008

N/ Fresh hay, field grasses, peaches, river stones. Lovely. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium-high crispness. Coating. Sugar just a tad high. Fresh, clean, simple, wonderful. Price = $9.99 at BevMo Brilliant+. 94

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Argentina, Torrontes, Late Harvest, La Yunta, “Torrontes Tardio”, 2005

N/ Golden sugar-infused hay. Fresh stone and mineral rich stream water. Freshly cured dates. Over-ripe melons. T/ Massively suave honey bomb. Long lasting full mouth feel that is so big it is shocking for this grape and region. Almost olive oil feel. Brilliant depth and power. Apricot peaches bliss. Astounding. 97.

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