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Sebo Mendoza Torrontes 2016

IMG_0744.jpgLot 18/The Tasting Room, $16/bottle


Aaron:  This has a crisp citrus smell with lots of orange blossoms and violets.  There was a hint of sweetness with crisp almond butter (though the flavor is not buttery).  This was a bit sharp and metallic and would be amazing on a hot day.  90 points

Teri: Lemon and stone fruits with some (What I think was nectarine) on the nose. Light flavor overall but refreshing. The flavor profile was a blend of nut and fruit. I tasted citrus and kiwi up front with nutty (cashew) floral flavors on the finish. 88 points 

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Flor de Naranja Torrontes 2016

IMG_0468IMG_0470Lot 18 / The Tasting Room Wine Club

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Aaron: This white had a bright smell with lots of mandarin oranges.  This persisted on the flavor which was crisp with a hint of sweetness.  The sweetness turned almost tart as the flavor dissipated and transformed, unveiling subtle green olives in the background.  89 points

Teri: This white wine has a sweet nose of cantaloupe and a citrus kick with flavors of lemon and almond up front with greenery undertones on the finish. Refreshing and interesting. 90 points

Butcher’s Hook 2015 Mendoza Malbec 2015

Lot 18, $18

Info on Vivino


Aaron: Skip this wine.  Red tar and raspberry with cherry cough syrup made the nose a bit off-putting.  Tart and bitter, the flavor featured awkward tannins on the middle of the tongue, resulting in a puckering of underripe fruit and watermelon rinds. Weak flavor then a punch of spicy pepper.  Horrible.  83 points

Teri: This bottle is bold with hearty tannins and needs a strong meaty dish to stand up to the flavors. It is on the earthy side with a bit too much bite on the end. The flavors of white pepper, leafy tree roots and underlining tone of chocolate covered cherries were tight and not completely enjoyable. Perhaps it needed a few hours to aerate but I would recommend just to skip this bottle. 85 points 

Layer Cake Malbec 2013

layer-cake-malbec-2013Layer Cake Website

BevMo, $12.99

Total Wine & More, $10.99


Aaron:  Not really my favorite, but functional.  The smell of berries, chocolate, and smokey bark led to a strange spice with lots of plum on the tongue.  Peppers and chili layered the palate with lavender in the background.  88 points

Teri: A jammy chocolate and oaky cherry nose. Flavors of warm cherry, sweet oak, and candy red grape (but not sweet). A complex and flavorful Malbec from a widely distributed label. This is not the best Malbec I have ever tried, but it brings decent quality which is easier to find widely. 89 points 

 

Vina Antigua Torrontes 2012

Vina Antigua TorrontesPurchased from Splash Wines

Vina Antigua Website 


Aaron:  The smell on this bottle was a dull cantaloupe that was a bit grassy but ultimately muddied and lacking some distinction.  There was a noticeable lack of sweetness and a pretty full, though not very appealing flavor.  Splash has sent us better.  87 points

Teri: This white wine carries a semi-sweet smell with a hint of mineral on the nose. I tasted oaky lemon with golden currant and just a hint of honey. Overall, not my favorite. 86 points