2014 Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés_front label

Susana Balbo Signature Torrontés

Aromas of apple and wood char flow up on the nose. Apple comes out in waves, from Honeycrisp to Granny Smith and back again, with wood smoke, char, and Meyer Lemon underneath. This is a smoking wine, loaded with smoke and fruit, drink it outside, on a breezy porch, with a good cigar. Recommended. 88 points. DBH

WHO: Susana Balbo
WHAT: Torrontés
WHEN: 2014
WHERE: Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina
HOW MUCH: $20 (media sample)