Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2011

Torrontes from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 112564
  • RP90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, lightly floral with hints of peach pit, honeydew rind, white pear, and tangerine. On the palate, it has beautiful structure and acidity similar to Sauvignon Blanc along with beguiling fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip 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 sushi!). Keep one in the fridge at all times.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2011 Torrontes offers up enticing aromas of peach, melon, floral, and tropical fruit. Medium-bodied, dry, savory, and nicely proportioned, this lengthy effort will deliver plenty of enjoyment over the next 1-2 years."
90 Points

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AmandaLou - Hillsboro, OR (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/17/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
This was my first Torrontes and so I had no expectations. So pleased when it blew me away! I am now in love with this varietal. Fruit and perfume with the perfect balance of acidity, the kind of wine you could drink every day.
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David R Bebeau - Springfield, MO (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/20/2012)
absolutely wonderful summer wine,fresh and light
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Rating:
(7/28/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Love this fruity, aromatic wine! It is delicious to sip on all summer long and is extremely food friendly! I love with mild cheeses, light crab dip, Thai salads, pasta with fresh summer veggies, grilled mahi mahi with fruit salsa!
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gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/24/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
This is a favorite summer wine. It's super floral, lots of juicy ripe fruits and then this zesty acidity to back it up in the palate. Drink it all summer.
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fabi - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/10/2012)
Love this wine! In my book, adult lemonade. Completely refreshing and fruity yet not on the sweet side. Get this one, you won't be disappointed!
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shdwfeather - Pittsburgh, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/6/2012)
This is a really excellent Torrontes. It is medium bodied with all the intensely floral bouquet and ripe fruit of the varietal. Interestingly, the bottle holds just a hint of carbonation and when freshly opened the wine will tingle pleasantly on the tip of your tongue. Ends with a lovely, crisp acidity.
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Rating:
(1/14/2013)
Good solid Torrontes. My guest love it as it is great easy drinking white.
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Rating:
(12/2/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
A surprisingly good wine for the price. This bottle was bright and off-dry, I'd say even though the pros call it dry. I believe that's because it offers an abundance of mouthwatering fruit that leaves you thirsting for more. I served it on 11/30/2012 at home for a date night with champagne mustard chicken with fresh tarragon over brussel sprouts and mushrooms to delectable effect! I would surely buy this again.
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Rating:
(3/12/2013)
Style: Light & Crisp
Actually, light and slightly fruity. A compliment to a light meal.
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ErnieInSC - Trenton, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/12/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Wonderfully fruity wine, more robust than Sauvignon Blanc. Can be paired with many foods, but quite satisfying to sip.
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Rating:
(5/25/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2010 was a wonderful wine that I served at a ladies brunch.
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jaws346 - Niceville, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/15/2013)
Similar to a sweet chardonney
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Rating:
(8/21/2012)
Decent. Not dry.
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(10/23/2012)
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