2012 Ricardo Santos "Finca de Roberto Azaredo" Semillon Mendoza (Previously $15)
Ripe, waxy and fresh, with orange peel, melon and star fruit notes, folded with hints of spice and hot stone. Drink now.
Produced from 70 year old Semillon (yes, you read correctly, Semillon!) vines in the Finca de Roberto Azaredo vineyard, this is really good, distinctive white wine from a country perhaps better known for Torrontes and Chardonnay. Thank goodness for diversity and old vine fruit, as this delicious white shows lots of originality. A lime and lanolin-filled nose leads to a palate showing a wonderful combination of richness and fresh stone fruit flavors. This wine accompanies a wide range of food, so feel free to experiment, though I would pair with ceviche, goat milk cheeses, or just enjoy on its own as a delicious aperitif. This is tasty, quite original white wine from Mendoza.