Michel Torino

The Michel Torino range of wines from Bodega El Esteco, come from the high altitude vineyards of the Calchaqui Valley, located in northwest province of Salta. With vineyards starting at 5,500 feet above sea level and rising to over 6,600 feet, Michel Torino's wines are unique expressions of the region.

The Calchaqui valley is bordered by 2 mountain ranges – the Quilmes to the west and the Aconquija to the east, creating natural barrier and microclimate. Temperatures in the valley have a wide, thermal amplitude with hot days and cool nights. Plentiful sunshine, more than 330 days a year and limited rainfall, less than 8 inches a year, help to create wines with deep color, rich fruit and crisp acidity.

The Michel Torino Colección range is meant to be the pure expression of the fruit. The Michel Torino Cuma range is made with certified organic grapes, sustainable and Fair for Life. Michel Torino is committed to preserving the natural environment of the Calchaqui Valley.

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El Esteco 'Don David' Torrontes Reserve 2017
“The 2016 Don David Torrontes has delicate floral and rose aromas, with orange peel and toasted bread notes. On the palate, elegant and fresh citrus, peach and anise flavors are shaped by bright acidity and a ripe character." ~winery notes
Item Number: 30879
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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El Esteco 'Don David' Malbec Reserve 2017
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90Top 100 of 2018“Dried red fruit flavors are lively, offering a surplus of rich, dried savory herb notes. Accents of hot stone and white pepper flood the finish. Drink now through 2023. 110,000 cases made.” ~K.M.
Item Number: 30819
Bottle:$12.95
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Michel Torino 'CUMA' Torrontes 2018
CERTIFIED ORGANIC “The Cuma Torrontes shows a bright green/yellow color, the wine has aromas of rose petals and hints of jasmine and orange skin. On the palate, the wine exhibits fresh and floral fruit with a refreshing, bracing acidity. The palate flavors include fresh peaches and a floral taste
Item Number: 30575
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Michel Torino 'CUMA' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Certified Organic, 100% Cabernet “The Cuma Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby-red color, with purple highlights. On the nose, there is an explosion of spicy dark berries and black currants, with red pepper and black olive notes. These aromas are echoed on the palate as harmonious flavors, along
Item Number: 28213
Bottle:$9.95
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El Esteco 'Don David' Cabernet Reserve 2016
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100% Sustainable “The 2016 Bodega El Esteco Don David Cabernet Sauvignon shows spicy red pepper and paprika aromas with smoky tobacco notes. In the mouth there are firm yet elegant flavors of blackberries, morello cherry and pepper before a long, elegant finish.” ~winery notes
Item Number: 27822
Bottle:$12.95
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Michel Torino 'Don David' Torrontes Reserve 2016
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Vinous 90 “Pale, bright yellow. Lemon, pear, herbs and yellow flowers on the nose. Supple and fairly substantial but bright and dry, with the citrus fruit and floral character carrying through on the palate. This has a textural richness that was difficult for Torronts producers from outside the
Item Number: 27059
Bottle:$12.95
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Michel Torino 'CUMA' Malbec 2018
“The Cuma Malbec showcases a nose of fresh raspberry and blackberry followed by a juicy palate of dark fruit, spice, ripe acidity and a soft finish. Cuma is produced to be drunk young, therefore little oak is used in the winery; instead the wines are aged at cool temperatures in stainless steel
Item Number: 23009
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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El Esteco 'Don David' Malbec Reserve 2016
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A firm and silky wine with blackberry, spice and walnut character. Full to medium body, racy and fine finish. Lovely wine. Like the spices in this. Drink now." ~J.S.  Wine Spectator 90 “An elegant red that offers a lively and well-structured mix of juicy red fruit and savory

Michel Torino 'CUMA' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
"The 2016 Cuma Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby-red color, with purple highlights. On the nose, there is an explosion of spicy dark berries and black currants, with red pepper and black olive notes. These aromas are echoed on the palate as harmonious flavors, along with ripe black berries, before

El Esteco 'Don David' Cabernet Reserve 2015
"The 2015 Bodega El Esteco Don David Cabernet Sauvignon shows spicy red pepper and paprika aromas with smoky tobacco notes. In the mouth there are firm yet elegant flavors of blackberries, morello cherry and pepper before a long, elegant finish." ~winery notes

Michel Torino 'Don David' Torrontes Reserve 2015
"The 2015 Don David Torrontes has delicate floral and rose aromas, with orange peel and toasted bread notes. On the palate, elegant and fresh citrus, peach and anise flavors are shaped by bright acidity and a ripe character." ~winery notes

El Esteco 'Don David' Malbec Reserve 2015
""Displaying expressive plum jam, raisin and pipe tobacco aromas, with toasty vanilla notes, the wine has balanced, spicy dark fruits and cassis, almond and nutty notes on the long finish." The Don David Chardonnay intense aromas of apple, pineapple, tropical fruits and honey. On the palate, the

Michel Torino 'CUMA' Torrontes 2016
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"The Cuma Torrontes shows a bright green/yellow color, the wine has aromas of rose petals and hints of jasmine and orange skin. On the palate, the wine exhibits fresh and floral fruit with a refreshing, bracing acidity. The palate flavors include fresh peaches and a floral taste that is typical with

Michel Torino 'Don David' Malbec Reserve 2014
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91Biodynamic/Sustainable"Fruity and straightforward, fun Malbec with dark fruits and stony character. Drink now." ~J.S.

Michel Torino 'Don David' Malbec Reserve 2013
100  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91100% Malbec, Biodynamic/Sustainable"Fruity and straightforward, fun malbec with dark fruits and stony character. Drink now." ~J.S.

Michel Torino 'CUMA' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"The 2015 Cuma Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark ruby-red color, with purple highlights. On the nose, there is an explosion of spicy dark berries and black currants, with red pepper and black olive notes. These aromas are echoed on the palate as harmonious flavors, along with ripe black berries, before

Michel Torino 'CUMA' Torrontes 2015
"The Cuma Torrontes shows a bright green/yellow color, the wine has aromas of rose petals and hints of jasmine and orange skin. On the palate, the wine exhibits fresh and floral fruit with a refreshing, bracing acidity. The palate flavors include fresh peaches and a floral taste that is typical with

Michel Torino 'Don David' Cabernet Reserve 2014
"Spicy where red pepper and paprika outstand. The oak adds smoky and tobacconotes. Persistent aromas. Sophisticated and complex, well balanced with a mouth full of ripentanins. Black berries, morello cherry and pepper notes stand out." ~winery notes

Michel Torino 'CUMA' Malbec 2015
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89"Fresh and fruity, with plenty of vibrancy to the crushed red berry, plum and dried blackberry flavors, loaded with minerality. The supple finish reveals cocoa powder accents. Drink now through 2018." ~K.M.

Michel Torino 'CUMA' Torrontes 2014
"The 2014 Torrontes shows a bright green/yellow color, the wine has aromas of rose petals and hints of jasmine and orange skin. On the palate, the wine exhibits fresh and floral fruit with a refreshing, bracing acidity. The palate flavors include fresh peaches and a floral taste that is typical with

Michel Torino 'Don David' Finca Urquiza #8 Cabernet 2011
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90 "Good full medium ruby. Good lift to the aromas and flavors of blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and wild herbs. Plush, smooth and quite concentrated, with attractive creamy sweetness leavened by the wine's energy. Sexy oak complements but does not overwhelm the

Michel Torino Coleccion Malbec Rose 2016
"Michel Torino Malbec Rosé shows assertive aromas of roses, honey, and crushed cherries with notes of spice and rosemary. On the palate, there is crisp, ripe strawberry fruit with bubblegum and white pepper notes on the finish. A great match with lighter summer dishes." ~Winery notes

Michel Torino Cabernet Finca Urquiza #8 2010
91  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 91"At first the wine is all about herbal scents, but notes of cherries and blueberries develop, transforming that herbal intensity into a more composed and layered fruit complexity. It's an intriguing wine grown in poor, rocky soils at an altitude of 6,200 feet." ~P.T.

Michel Torino 'CUMA' Malbec 2014
"All organic practices are carried over from vineyard to winery where the wines are carefully handled throughout the entire vinification process. Cuma is produced to be drunk young, therefore little oak is used in the winery. The 2012 Malbec showcases a nose of fresh raspberry and blackbrerry

Michel Torino 'CUMA' Torrontes 2013
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88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88"For a fresh, pure taste of Salta Torrontes, give this crisp, translucent wine a shot. The nose is powdery and tropical, then its light on the palate, with lime, lychee and tangerine flavors. Focus is maintained on a juicy, clean finish. Drink prior to summer 2014." ~M.S.