Kathy’s Pick: 2016 Crios Torrontes, $10.99

Normally I am not drawn to Torrontes, as I usually find them a bit insipid and overtly floral. But we recently poured wines from the Crios line and their Torrontes is absolutely fantastic. Crios is the entry level for Susana Balbo Wines. Having worked at a number of top estates around the globe, Susana Balbo is recognized as one of Argentina’s top winemakers. Earning her degree in enology in 1981, she was the first woman in Argentina to do so. The Crios line-up provides top quality at a very reasonable price. This Torrontes is bright and fresh, with tropical notes and crisp acidity. The Wine Advocate gave it 90 points. At $10.99, it’s a steal!