BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon

Los Árboles, Uco Valley, Mendoza

BenMarco Cabernet comes entirely from alluvial soils in Los Árboles, Uco Valley. It is a floral, rich and concentrated wine. On the palate, notes of black fruits, black pepper and cassis are perfectly well balanced with fine grained tannins that give a nice tension to the wine

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is a floral, rich and concentrated wine. On the palate, notes of black fruits, black pepper and cassis are perfectly well balanced with fine grained tannins that give a nice tension to the wine.

Beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.  

Max. Temp. 28° C. 25 days of contact with the skins. Pumpovers and delastage 3x daily. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 11 months in 100% second use French oak barrels

Blend is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol 14.3%; acidity 5.4 g/l

BenMarco Cabernet comes entirely from alluvial soils in Los Árboles, Uco Valley at 1,167 meters (average). Hand-harvested

BenMarco Cabernet comes entirely from alluvial soils in Los Árboles, Uco Valley. It is a floral, rich and concentrated wine. On the palate, notes of black fruits, black pepper and cassis are perfectly well balanced with fine grained tannins that give a nice tension to the wine

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is a floral, rich and concentrated wine. On the palate, notes of black fruits, black pepper and cassis are perfectly well balanced with fine grained tannins that give a nice tension to the wine.

Beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.  

Max. Temp. 28° C. 25 days of contact with the skins. Pumpovers and delastage 3x daily. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 11 months in 100% second use French oak barrels

Blend is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol 14%; acidity 5.2 g/l

BenMarco Cabernet comes entirely from alluvial soils in Los Árboles, Uco Valley at 1,167 meters (average). Hand-harvested

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is a bright wine with persistent flavors of currant, cassis, and plum, plus a hint of herbs and juicy acidity, finishing with firm tannins and very good grip.

Beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.  

Max. Temp. 28° C. 26 days of contact with the skins. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 13 months in 30% new French oak barrels & 70% second use French oak barrels.

Blend is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol 13.8%; acidity 5.6 g/l

Grapes are grown at an elevation of 1,167 m. Los Árboles in the Uco Valley is known for its stony soil that allows for early ripening.

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is a bright wine with persistent flavors of currant, cassis, and plum, plus a hint of herbs and juicy acidity, finishing with firm tannins and very good grip.

Beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.  

Max. Temp. 28° C. 26 days of contact with the skins. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 13 months in 30% new French oak barrels & 70% second use French oak barrels.

Blend is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol 14%; acidity 5.8 g/l

Grapes are grown at an elevation of 1,167 m. Los Árboles in the Uco Valley is known for its stony soil that allows for early ripening.

Tasting Notes

BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is a bright wine with persistent flavors of currant, cassis, and plum, plus a hint of herbs and juicy acidity, finishing with firm tannins and very good grip.

Beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.  

Max. Temp. 28° C. 26 days of contact with the skins. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 13 months in 30% new French oak barrels & 70% second use French oak barrels.

Blend is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot Alcohol 14.5%; acidity 5.7 g/l

Grapes are grown at an elevation of 1,167 m. Los Árboles in the Uco Valley is known for its stony soil that allows for early ripening.

  • 92

    Points

    James Suckling, April 2020

    "A juicy, fruity cabernet sauvignon with currant and floral aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, firm and fruity. Balanced and refined. Drink now."

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  • 91

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    Vinous, September 2019

    "Bright ruby-red. Pure, high-pitched aromas of dark berries, black cherry, licorice, herbs and violet, plus a suggestion of white tobacco. A wonderfully elegant, mineral-tinged Cabernet midweight with subtle sweetness to its pristine dark fruit and tobacco flavors. Finishes with lush, smooth tannins, lovely length and a light touch. Susana Balbo told me that she looks more for polysaccharides than for coffee and chocolate torrefaction from her use of oak, toasting her barrels more slowly and at lower temperature. And she also makes her wine "relatively approachable" early but capable of aging, "by ripening the tannins on the vines." Incidentally, from 1999 through 2016 the Cabernet that Balbo bottled under her eponymous label came from this vineyard but when she began making the Susana Balbo Cabernet from vines in Gualtallary, this fruit was earmarked for the BenMarco bottling. (13.9% alcohol; from very stony soil; aged in second- and third-use oak)"

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  • 92

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    James Suckling, March 2019

    "Linear and very tight with blueberries, walnuts and hints of hazelnuts. Medium body, polished tannins and a compact and very finely structured tannin texture. Drink or hold."

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  • 93

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    Descorchados, October 2018

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  • 89

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    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2016

    "(from stony calcaire in the higher-altitude Los Arboles, at 1,400 meters): Bright, dark red. Redcurrant, plum and spices are lifted by a floral topnote on the nose and palate. Firmly built and energetic; doesn't show quite the sweetness or depth of the Malbec but this is suave and fine-grained. Not especially complex but delivers sneaky intensity of flavor. Finishes with a firm dusting of tannins."

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  • 90

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    Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, December 2016

    "The 2014 Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon is produced with grapes grown in a young vineyard from Los Árboles in the Valle de Uco, the Finca Brio. This year it's not pure Cabernet, as it also contains some 10% Cabernet Franc grapes. As with the whole range, the grapes are carefully destemmed and fermented with daily pigeage and then matured in used French barriques for 12 months. It's quite aromatic with herbal aromas, spices, hints of tobacco leaves and peppercorns, turning spicier with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins, long and easy to drink. 36,000 bottles produced."

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  • 94

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    Patricio Tapia, Descorchados, November 2015

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