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BenMarco Malbec 2011

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Beautiful deep purple color with perfumed aromas of ripe red fruits and roasted coffee beans. It is lush, full-bodied and penetrating on the palate with loads of chewy, currant jam flavors, bright acidity, and a touch of grip on the almost savory finish. This wine really unfolds with some air so try not to slurp it down in a rush, and it shows why the Argentine people are in love with Malbec. Some Bonarda (5%) was blended in for greater complexity and to achieve better balance. Grapes were hand harvested from ungrafted, 25 year-old vines. Spent 11 months in 60% new French oak & 40% in second use American oak barrels. The finished product pairs well with a wide range of foods including beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.

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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
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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External Reviews for BenMarco Malbec

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

The 2011 BenMarco Malbec is blended with 5% Bonarda. It comes from Lujan de Cuyo, Uco Valley and Tupungato and is raised in 60% new French oak and 40% second use American for 11 months. The nose is intense with blackberry, spice box and a touch of Thai fish sauce. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent blackberry and bilberry fruit. It is well-balanced, clean and fresh with a pleasing supple finish, with a sprinkle of white pepper and tobacco on the aftertaste. Drink now–2016.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

Bright red-ruby. Slightly reduced aromas of blackberry, kirsch and licorice complicated by game and spices. Dense, juicy and bright, with good floral lift and perfume to its dark fruit and sexy chocolatey oak flavors. Comes across as sweeter than the 2011 cabernet. Nicely balanced, long wine with supple tannins and good grip.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/10/2014

A rich, inviting red, with overtones of roasted coffee bean, licorice and smoke to the juicy blackberry, cassis and plum skin fruit character, leading to a Mocha Java aftertaste. Drink now.



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Beautiful deep purple color with perfumed aromas of ripe red fruits and roasted coffee beans. It is lush, full-bodied and penetrating on the palate with loads of chewy, currant jam flavors, bright acidity, and a touch of grip on the almost savory finish. This wine really unfolds with some air so try not to slurp it down in a rush, and it shows why the Argentine people are in love with Malbec. Some Bonarda (5%) was blended in for greater complexity and to achieve better balance. Grapes were hand harvested from ungrafted, 25 year-old vines. Spent 11 months in 60% new French oak & 40% in second use American oak barrels. The finished product pairs well with a wide range of foods including beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.9%

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