SRP of $20 and available for as low as $13. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“Many harvests ago, Susana Balbo learned that great wines start in the vineyard. BenMarco wines pay homage to the people who care for these vineyards and the pride and passion they feel.
The vineyards are located in Mendoza — a high desert at 3,000 feet elevation with plenty of sunshine. The warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to develop ripe and concentrated flavors. For BenMarco, all of the decisions in the vineyard, from how much to expose the grapes to the mountain sun to the harvesting, are made to preserve the purity and the raw flavors from this place.
Fill a glass with BenMarco and toast to the wonders of nature.
The 2011 BenMarco Malbec begins with a very enticing and complex aroma of blackberry, licorice, sweet spice, violets and coffee. The full-bodied wine tastes smooth and tasty with lots of dark juicy fruit plus chocolate and coffee. The oak influence stands out fairly strong, so give it some time to breathe. The wine finishes dry and savory with good length and nice spice. This one would make a great match with a steak!
Also check out the BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – Buy It By The Case!