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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Crios Torrontes 2008

Crios TorrontesSusana Balbo’s Crios Torrontes ’08 opens with a fragrant floral nose that carries the unmistakable aroma of peaches, nectarines and maybe a little lemon custard. The stone fruits carry over into the palate, which is creamy yet clean. The pleasantly long finish is fruity and dry; your tongue searches for the residual sugar your nose expects to find, but it just isn’t there.

This delicious, modestly-priced wine ($13-$15) is perfect for relaxing on the deck, and it would also be a good match for roasted chicken, light to medium cheeses (including goat cheese), seafood and spicy Thai dishes.

Susana Balbo and her husband, Pedro Marchevsky, met at the Catena winery, where they both worked. They opened their own winery in 2001, where they make wines under the Crios, Susana Balbo, BenMarco and Nosotros labels.
J. Silverheels Gray, 10:58 AM


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