Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2008

Torrontes from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 95953
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
  • W&S90
  • ST89
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, white pear, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavors and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry, this wine has to be tasted to be believed.

Best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood (especially crab).

"This brilliant portfolio begins with the medium straw-colored 2008 Torrontes. It offers up an alluring perfume of spring flowers, peach, apricot, and a hint of citrus. On the palate the wine is dry, smooth textured, layered, and succulent while retaining a sense of elegance. This nicely balanced wine features a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.

The Crios de Susana Balbo label has rapidly become synonymous with great value. Susana Balbo is also widely credited with developing the modern style of Torrontes; hers remains the benchmark."
-Wine Advocate

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Floyd Bloom - San Diego, CA (read all my reviews)

Neither chardonnay nor sauvignon blanc, this is an outstanding white wine, full bodied, utmost in fruitiness, and vert refined slow finish on the palate.
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Ronan Wicks - Fort Myers, FL (read all my reviews)

brilliant summer wine.
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This is one of my all-time favorite whites. It is not available in WV, so I was pleased to find it at Like all Torrontes, it has that wonderful floral aroma that is so striking when you first open the bottle. The wine is light and crisp, just a little spicy - great to pair with seafood, salads, and vegetarian main courses. Also quite tasty on its own - a great "porch-sipper." I was a little surprised that they have switched to a screw-top bottle, but it doesn't seem to affect the taste at all. I seem to recall that the 2006 was a little better than the 2008, but that could just be my memory playing tricks on me...
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ebaum - Fairfax, VA (read all my reviews)

Despite the aromatic and lovely smell, the wine opens too tart on the palette to be that enjoyable in the mouth. Not a torrentes I would try again.
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Learn About Crios de Susana Balbo Map ItMap It

After 22 years of winemaking, Susana Balbo has a strong sense of what she wants from her wines. From every harvest, she creates the grandest possible wines under her Susana Balbo label. To achieve this, she makes a rigorous selection of the finest barrels prior to making her final blends, dividing them into the parents (reserve level wines) and offspring or crios. Wines under...

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(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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