Sip of the Week: BenMarco Malbec

 

Chilly fall evenings mean we can finally uncork some serious red wine and this week we’re uncorking bottles of 2010 BenMarco Malbec from Argentina. We swooned over the intense leathery, coffee bean, and deep purple fruit flavors and because the wine defines value (it tastes like a $40 wine). It’s no surprise, given that the talented Susana Balbo is the winemaker behind the wine, making BenMarco from her sustainably farmed vineyards in Mendoza (there is 10% Bonarda, a red grape similar to Charbono, blended in). Served with lamb, grilled steak, and even a bacon-topped baked potato, it never disappointed. This is a red to stock up on for the holidays.

Available nationwide at good wine stores, at wine.com, and amazon.com; around $17.

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