Mendoza, Argentina; 14% ABV
$4 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 12 May
Forget about Torrontés only being related to Muscat. This wine tastes to me pretty much like Muscat, albeit one with more balanced acid, minerality and light bitterness than a California version.
A perfumed nose of fruity white and yellow flowers leads to a full-bodied palate of white (flowers, grape, pear), with some yellow (flowers, pear, grapefruit) and a little green (grape, avocado?), with textured minerality and a slight herbal character. It somewhat triggers my dislike of Muscats (which I often find too cloying), but personal tastes aside if possible, I think this is very good wine for the money.