Monday, May 11, 2009

Santa Julia Torrontes 2006

Santa Julia Torrontes 2006
Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Blend: Torrontes (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: May 2009
Purchase price: $4.99

Our review: Vibrant aromas of citrus fruit with light spice and faint floral notes are presented by this wine. The flavors on the palate are of a similar combination, interesting and complex, and accompanied by a brisk acidity that becomes increasingly unbalanced into the finish. The extended finish itself has a spicy, slightly bitter character to it.

Our rating: This wine was in the bargain bin at our local store. We had previously rated the vintage quite highly and thought this to be price too good to pass up. We served the wine with grilled panini, a fine choice, though it should pair nicely with a wide variety of foods. Not as good as the previous year, still we rate it well Above Average. And at $5 a bottle, a steal.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Silver yellow with brilliant pale green reflections. Notes of rose, orange peel, white peaches, fruits salad, chamomile and other aromatic herbs. A fresh flavor and light body with flavors of rose grapefruit, ripe fruits like peaches and pears. A balanced wine with great fineness in aromas and flavors."

Winery website: Familia Zuccardi.

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