2008 BenMarco Malbec
The 2008 Malbec, which contains 10% Bonarda, spent 11 months in 50% new French oak and 50% first use American oak. Purple-colored, it reveals an expressive nose of wood smoke, cinnamon, incense, and black cherry. Round, ripe, medium-bodied, and savory, this layered effort has a lengthy, fruit-filled finish.
Enjoy it over the next 5 years. BenMarco is the personal project of renowned viticulturalist Pedro Marchevsky.
Importer: Vine Connections, Sausalito, CA; tel. (415) 332-8466 Rating: 90 Estimated Cost: $16-$21
Distributed by Pioneer Wine Company in Texas, just ask your favorite fine wine shop for it too! Cheers - Ali