2010 Cas’Almare Torrontés

Mendoza, Argentina; 14% ABV
$4 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 12 May

2010_CasAlmare_TorrontesForget 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.


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