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Crios de Susana Balbo Limited Edition Red Blend 2012

Red Blends from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 124701
  • D90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine has a deep ruby color with bluish hues. Intense and complex nose where the typical aromas of each variety are nicely combined to show their best expression: black plums coming from Malbec, fresh cherries and raspberries from Bonarda, ripe black fruits from the Tannat, slightly mixed with spicy notes of black pepper and clove from Syrah. Juicy, it expands and intensifies in the mouth, gaining density and complexity as it is savored. It finishes with smooth, lush tannins and good length.

Critical Acclaim

"From vineyards at about 1000 meters above sea level, this mix of 40% Malbec, 40% Bonarda, 15% Tannat and 5% Syrah is a zippy wine, showing chocolate, black cherry and blueberry notes with a spicy hint and appealing level of freshness. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(4/15/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Medium to full bodied straight forward but very tasty red. Bit of fruit bomb with lots of blackberry and dark cherry flavor.Very reasonably priced.
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denis baker - Flagstaff, AZ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/4/2014)
Style: Smooth & Supple
smooth and almost elegant
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Joey A - Baldwin, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/9/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
smooth, semi sweet everyday wine. 3 stars from me!
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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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Learn About Argentina

(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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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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