Basic info: Phebus Torrontes, Mendoza Argentina – 2017
Price estimate: $11 (Total Wine)
Look: Very pale yellow; dried straw
Smell: lemon flower, honeysuckle
Taste: Floral. Lemon, honey, herbs and nectarine. Not sweet, but with a sweet note. Descent finish with a touch of peach on the end.
Conclusions: Good wine, nice to drink with dinner or on the couch. Not fussy or very complex, but fine for drinking. Might be a little too floral for me.
Other notes: I picked up this bottle so I could check off Torrontes on my list of wine varietals to try. I had no idea what it was like or if I would even like it, but it wasn’t bad. It’s not my favorite and not something I’m going to go back to again and again, but I’d give it another shot. I think this was one of the last wines I took notes on when I started back to work this year. Most of the last few weeks were wines we drank in June and July. The nice thing about doing the blog posts just for fun and for myself is that I can skip taking notes if I want to and just enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. I needed the break from dissecting wine for a while so I took it. I should have some more interesting wines coming up and those I’ll take notes on and post – especially now that we are back to fall and I’m getting in the mood for red wine again.
From the bottle: No bottle notes, but from the Total Wine site, “From Argentina’s northern region of Mendoza comes this crisp and refreshing, oak-free wine made from 100% Torrontes. A nose of fresh cut lemons with a hint of lime is followed by layers of citrus on the dry and refreshing palate.” 14% alcohol by volume.