Ceibo 2012 Torrontés – Chardonnay

Mendoza, Argentina; 13.5% ABV
$2 at the Oakland, CA, store on 25 June

Ceibo_2012_TorrChardOver-ripe, possibly slightly oxidized, fruit of yellow apple / pineapple, muscat, golden kiwi, and a little green apple.  Rather out of balance.  I guess for $2 it’s reasonable, but I certainly won’t be getting more.

The next day, the rest in the bottle was actually better, with the rougher edges smoothing out, the taste becoming more balanced and even.  The heavy, ripe fruit is nicely held up by tasty acid, with no sign of oxidation.  I think for this price, I have to go with Thumbs Up.


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