Ben Marco Winery

BenMarco Winery
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.

BenMarco Malbec 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Produced with grapes from one vineyard in Chacayes in the Valle de Uco, the 2016 BenMarco Malbec is floral, spicy, aromatic, showy and expressive, with great freshness and lots of aromatic herbs, black pepper and flowers. This has both good ripeness and freshness, with very fine
Item Number: 32408
Case: $179.40

BenMarco Malbec 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "Wonderfully perfumed and pure with blackberry and violet aromas. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a fresh and long finish. Linear and polished. So right now. Drink and enjoy." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 "There are more notes of aromatic herbs (thyme mainly) in

BenMarco Malbec 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A savory and juicy wine with blackberry and dark chocolate character. Full body, velvety tannins and a delicious finish. Rich tannin texture gives linear definition." Decanter 91 "Bright and floral on the nose, this has youthful dark fruit as well as prunes and earthy tones.

BenMarco Malbec 2013
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Bright ruby-red. Complex aromas of black fruits, coffee bean and smoky, nutty oak. Round, broad and ripe, conveying an impression of soft extraction to the flavors of blackberry and violet. Not quite as generous in the middle as the Susana Balbo Malbec (Balbo also makes the

BenMarco Malbec 2012
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90 "Bright ruby-red. Slightly roasted blackberry, espresso and licorice on the nose, along with a peppery accent. Intensely flavored and nicely dense, showing noteworthy refinement to its dark berry and black cherry flavors. A touch deeper than the cabernet, finishing with serious

BenMarco Malbec 2011
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90 "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

Ben Marco Malbec 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2010 Malbec contains 10% Bonarda in its makeup and received the same elevage as the Cabernet. Lovely aromas of black cherry, spice box, tobacco, lavender, and earthy minerals inform the nose of a ripe, succulent, intensely flavored wine that offers outstanding value and is

Ben Marco Caberenet Sauvignon 2008
 "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. Pedro

Ben Marco Malbec 2009
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Blended with 10% Bonarda; spice box, incense, lavender, black cherry; rich, plush palate."