A BULK BUY and the 500th wine reviewed on The Reverse Wine Snob!
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $14.
From the bottle:
"BenMarco wines are gently crafted to showcase the ripe fruit expression of our sustainably-farmed Mendoza vineyards. We harvest by hand into small boxes to minimize damage to the fruit before fermentation and vinify each variety separately before aging in new French (50%) and second year American (50%) oak for 11 months. Minimal handling creates wines that speak of their place - dry high desert, plenty of sunshine, and poor soils that are perfect for grape growing. These Cabernet Sauvignon (90%), Merlot (5%) and Cabernet Franc (5%) grapes are grown at over 3,000 feet elevation where hot days and cool nights allow the grapes to mature slowly and develop ripe, rich and concentrated flavors. Fill a glass with BenMarco and toast to the wonders of nature.
This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Today's wine was a reader suggested review (keep those suggestions coming!) but before we get to that, today's wine is also special for another reason. And that is simply because it is the 500th wine we have reviewed here on The Reverse Wine Snob. Not too bad in just under 2 year's time. Thanks for reading and making this site a success!
The 2009 Dominio Del Plata BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a wonderfully fragrant wave of ripe fruit upon opening the bottle. Delicious and enticing perfumed aromas of ripe blackberry and black cherry along with baking spice, vanilla and even a hint of chocolate welcome you to take a sip. When you do, you find succulent, juicy fruit and a fantastic smooth and spicy texture that even features a bit of smokiness. The spice lasts all the way through the long, dry finish on this complex and full-bodied wine. I love a super fragrant wine and this one fits the bill perfectly. Bulk Buy!
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