Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Beautiful aromas of chalky spice and blackberries. Palate is bright and acidic - full of cranberries. Lots of fresh red fruit and a hint of herb, basil and tomato as well. Attacks with medicine and finishes spicy.

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BenMarco:
Starting in 1999 Susana Balbo crafted a line of wines to showcase the ripe fruit expression of her sustainably- farmed Mendoza vineyards. The philosophy is a simple one: grow great grapes and make wines that are true to their place. Minimal intervention during the growing season and through harvest allows the true fruit character to develop. Combine this with Susana’s winemaking skills... Read more
Starting in 1999 Susana Balbo crafted a line of wines to showcase the ripe fruit expression of her sustainably- farmed Mendoza vineyards. The philosophy is a simple one: grow great grapes and make wines that are true to their place. Minimal intervention during the growing season and through harvest allows the true fruit character to develop. Combine this with Susana’s winemaking skills and the result is wines that express the powerful fruit flavors, the ripe tannins and the incredible length and balance that can only come from this one place: Mendoza. Read less

Member Reviews for Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon

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4.00 5
09/13/2011

Beautiful aromas of chalky spice and blackberries. Palate is bright and acidic - full of cranberries. Lots of fresh red fruit and a hint of herb, basil and tomato as well. Attacks with medicine and finishes spicy.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
09/15/2011

Deep earthy black fruits, kind of jammy aroma. Palate approaches nicely, with a smooth chalkiness that opens into stone fruit and apple-fruit on the somewhat dry and gritty finish.


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,084
3.50 5
02/16/2013

The wine itself has a lovely nose of rich leather, ripe berries, licorice and spice, aromas that remind me of a high-quality Cabernet. The taste presents some modest fruit up front with flavors of ripe plum and black currant, which quickly transitions to some lively spice and mint midpalate. The finish is tight, with a good bit of tartness as the well structured tannins support a long, smooth, dry finish. A nice wine that would be great to sip in front of a fire on a lovely February evening. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/02/2009-benmarco-cabernet-sauvignon.html


Snooth User: gntop1
1327591,013
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/03/2013

Five glasses


Snooth User: slugfest
3279211
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 10/15/2007

Four and a half glasses



Tasting Notes:

Beautiful deep red color with perfumed aromas of ripe black cherries, strawberries and roasted cocoa beans. This wine is full-bodied and incredibly lush for a young Cabernet. It explodes on the palate with red and black fruits, then shows baking spices on its way to a mouthwatering finish.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 11 months in 50% new French oak barrels, 50% 1-year American barrels.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.3% pH: 3.64
Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter

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