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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 97439)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $17.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon contains 15% Malbec in the blend. The wine was aged for 11 months in 50% new French and 50% one-year American barrels. Dark ruby/purple-colored, the nose offers up fragrant baking spices, black cherry, and black currant. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine with an elegant personality, succulent fruit, a lush texture, and outstanding length. It will evolve for 1-2 years and offer prime drinking from 2010 to 2018."
-Wine Advocate
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About BenMarco:

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.