2013 Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon "BenMarco"
Winery: Susana Balbo
Wine Name/Vineyard: "BenMarco"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot & 5% Cabernet Franc
State or country: Argentina
Cases produced: 3,900
KWG Score: 89.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: March 16, 2017
Wine Review: This is a pretty big and spicy Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina. It is dark ruby colored with a complex nose of dark cherry, vanilla, blackberry and cracked black pepper. In the mouth, it is medium plus bodied and savory with lively acidity. It is unfiltered, giving it earthy undertones to the flavor profile of currant, blackberry, plum, and vanilla. The medium finish is dry and has some spicy heat. It would pair well with beef empanadas. - Mark
Winemaker Notes: BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is a bright wine with persistent flavors of currant, cassis, plum, plus a hint of herbs and juicy acidity, finishes with firm tannins and very good grip. Pairs with beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, rabbit, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.
Organic status: not organic
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