Category Archives: Torrontes

Susana Balbo Crios Rosé of Malbec and Rosé of Malbec – James Melendez

Susana Balbo Crios Torrontés 2016 12% ABV Scent of Adriatic fig, just sliced Granny Smith apple, oyster shell, passion fruit, flowers and white tea. Flavor characteristic: passion fruit, Meyer Lemon, comice pear, flowers and moist stones **** Susana Balbo Rosé of Malbec … Continue reading

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Pircas Negras Valles del Famatina, La Rioja Torrontes – 2006 – 8.7 – James Melendez

A slightly sweet wine with wonderful notes of lime and Meyer lemon zest and gentle notes of toasted hazelnuts.  Perfect with food or alone on a hot summer day. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Forlorn Hope La Gitana Torrontés – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

An exquisite Torrontés–cascade of acid with notes of dry fruit; green apple, Adriatic fig, cashew and white flowers. *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2009 James … Continue reading

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Pircas Negras Famatina Valley La Rioja Torrontés – 2008 – 8.9 – James Melendez

I like screwcap but this particular bottle the screwcap capsule came off at the same time.  Never had this happen before.  This is an organic wine and presents delightful notes of tropical fruit–guava and passionfruit, lime zest, almond and Adriatic … Continue reading

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Maipe Salta Torrontés – 2008 – 9.0 – James Melendez

A zesty gorgeous wine; wonderfully dry yet blissful packets of exotic fruit–gold kiwi, passion fruit, and guava; cardamom and  toasted almonds; a wine that is excellent with food and excellent as a standalone; a great value and especially in this … Continue reading

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Familia Schroeder Sparkling Torrontés – 2005 – 8.5 – James Melendez

A sparkling Torrontés?  A very interesting wine—aromatic; slivered almond, green apple, markedly different than any sparkling wine that you have experienced. ¡Salud! *** Now, more than 700 wine reviews. Read more of my wine reviews: © 2009 James Meléndez … Continue reading

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Elsa Mendoza Torrontes – 2007 – 8.8 – James Melendez

Torrontés is truly one of the most under-rated white wines today and this wine is also an excellent value. This is a lovely wine giving lime zest and white nectarine flesh. Tasted at K&L Wine Merchants, San Francisco $7.99 *** … Continue reading

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Urban Eco Valle de Cafayate Salte Torrontes – 8.9 – 2006 – James Melendez

Torrontes is a hidden gem of the white wine world. I think it is a delightful wine with generous white rose petal notes to generous spice and other fragrant scents. This wine certainly had a most generous amount of white … Continue reading

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