Crios De Susana Balbo Winery

After 22 years of winemaking, Susana Balbo has a strong sense of what she wants from her wines. From every harvest, she creates the grandest possible wines under her Susana Balbo label. To achieve this, she makes a rigorous selection of the finest barrels prior to making her final blends, dividing them into the parents (reserve level wines) and offspring or "crios."

Wines under her Crios label display ripe fruit flavors, excellent balance and concentration, and are meant to be enjoyed in their vibrant youth. These wines are produced under Dominio del Plata's code of sustainable agriculture.

Like Susana's own crios (a boy and a girl), they are extremely lovable and fun to be around. The label features a series of three connected and overlapping hands, an image inspired by a Mayan artifact. The artifact illustrates the interconnectedness of every generation, and the irony that we will be both the parent and

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Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec 2017
A beautiful, deep, vibrant rose color. Has a surprising amount of body for a rose wine, and beautiful aromas of wild strawberry, red cherry and hints of spice. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and young cherries come rushing in, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish.
Item Number: 28498
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2016
" Beautiful reddish-purple color. Aromas and flavors of crushed blueberries, cherries and blackberries with accents of dark spice. Medium body with very subtle and chalky texture.Pair with tuna steak, lamb, hamburgers. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 28159
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Susana faced resistance when making Cabernet in Argentina, since the international competition is strong, but she trusted her instincts and stayed true to her identity by making it anyway. This is now one of the signature varietals of the winery and stands out because of its notes of plum, bitter
Item Number: 28020
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2016
" Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has mouthwatering acidity that keeps you coming back for another sip and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and
Item Number: 24134
Bottle:$10.45
Case: $125.40
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Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 90  "Balbo's favorite grape after Torrontés is Cabernet, and she gives extra attention to the vineyard selection used for the 2015 Críos Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine's profile is that of an elegant, earthy and balanced red with nicely integrated spices from its nine months in

Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The grapes for the 2015 Críos Malbec are sourced exclusively in the Valle de Uco, from Los Chacayes, Vista Flores, Los Árboles and Gualtallary Sur to be precise. This cold and wet vintage helped achieve the drinkability and freshness they aim for in this wine. It fermented in

Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec 2016
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A beautiful, deep, vibrant rose color. Has a surprising amount of body for a rose wine, and beautiful aromas of fresh, ripe wild strawberries. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and young cherries come rushing in, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish.

Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2015
Enticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, white pear, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has beautiful structure and acidity similar to Sauvignon Blanc along with enticing fruit flavors and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate

Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec 2015
A beautiful, deep, vibrant rose color. Has a surprising amount of body for a rose wine, and beautiful aromas of fresh, ripe wild strawberries. On the palate, the flavors of strawberries and young cherries come rushing in, accompanied by some spice notes and a clean, dry finish.

Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2013
Crios Malbec has a beautiful reddish/purple color as most good Malbecs do. The aromas are a mix of freshly crushed black cherries and toasty/smoky oak—just enough to frame the exuberant fruit. On the palate, the flavors of cherries and spice are obvious, and the jammy fruit quality just keeps coming

Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
" Intense, dark ruby color with enticing aromas of ripe, black plums and black currants. The richly textured plum and currant flavors are joined by accents of dark chocolate and some vanilla-scented oak. The ripe, vibrant tannins give the wine beautiful structure and an amazingly long finish. This

Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "Good dark red. Cassis, spices, licorice and wild herbs on the nose. Juicy, spicy and classically dry, with a penetrating quality to its strawberry and plum flavors; more red fruits than black in the mouth. At once vinous and pliant, finishing with firm but suave tannins, good bite

Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "he 2014 Crios Torrontés comes from Cafayate in Salta and Altamira in Uco Valley, Mendoza, approximately 50/50. She planted in Altamira with vegetal material from Salta. The wine from Cafayate is fermented there and the wine transferred to Mendoza at the end of the fermentation in

Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2014
88  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 88 "Dark ruby-red. Black cherry and licorice aromas are complemented by smoky oak. Juicy, tight and well-delineated, showing little easy sweetness to the dark berry flavors. Has the fruit intensity to stand up to its firm tannins. Today the tannins and structure of the Crios wines come

Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
89  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 89 "Cassis, blueberry, violet, licorice, menthol and herbs on the pure nose. Creamy-sweet in the mouth, but nicely integrated acidity and a touch of herbs give the wine good energy and lift. Finishes firm and fresh, with fine-grained, supple tannins and plenty of structural support.

Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec 2010
"The wine has a beautiful reddish/purple color as most good Malbecs do. The aromas are a mix of fresh crushed cherries and toasty/smoky oak - just enough to frame the exuberant fruit. On the palate, the flavors of cherries and spice are obvious, and the jammy fruit quality just keeps coming on

Crios de Susana Balbo 'Salta' Torrontes 2012
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 "The 2012 Crios Torrontes comes from Cafayate in Salta, Altamira and La Rioja from 33-year-old vines. It has much more presence and vivacity than the Chardonnay, with scents of lime, peach and melon that are well-defined. The palate is well-balanced with a prickle of white pepper

Crios de Susana Balbo Rose of Malbec 2014
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88  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 88 "Pale pink-red. Very subtle aromas of red berries and watermelon. Round, ripe and seamless, with easygoing red fruit flavors complicated by a leesy nuance. Finishes with a refreshing dry edge."  "Susana Balbo began her wine making career in 1981. Since then, she has seen quite a

Crios de Susana Balbo Syrah - Bonarda 2011
87  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 87 "The 2011 Crios Syrah/Bonarda is an equal blend from Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley respectively, raised for nine months in French and American oak. The two varieties work well together, with baked red cherries, blueberry and crushed strawberry, aromatics that are crisp and inviting.