90 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2006 Sangiovese is dark ruby-colored with a lovely red cherry perfume, notes of cedar and mineral, and an elegant personality. This smooth, friendly wine could easily pass for Tuscan in a blind tasting. Give it two years in the cellar and enjoy it from 2010 to 2018." 90 Points - Jay Miller - Wine Advocate
"The Benegas estate vineyards are located in the Maipu region of Mendoza. The Benegas family has been involved in the Argentine wine business since 1883 and was a pioneer in introducing French varietals to Argentina. Their Finca Libertad estate has old vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Syrah, but, interestingly, no Malbec. The specialty of the house is Bordeaux-style wine from their old-vine parcels. Benegas is currently run by the fourth generation of the family with Michel Rolland providing consultation." -Jay Miller
"Sangiovese, the most famous grape from Tuscany (Italy), generally blending with other varieties, is used by Federico Benegas Lynch to produce a wine a 100% Sangiovese with a great personality. This wine shows the innovation, the excellence and the uniqueness of Benegas wines."
"Deep and strong red colors, typical of the Sangiovese, the most characteristic grape of Tuscany. This wine has sweet and fruity aromas. Intense flavor that evoke raspberry, strawberry, red cherry and ripe berries." -Winery
"Tiburcio Benegas, together with Silvestre OchagavÃa (Chile) and Agoston Harszthy (California), are considered the first three pioneers in the wine industry in America. Convinced that it was imperative to achieve excellence in their products, Benegas brought the first French grapevines ever introduced in Argentina, along with the most advanced technology available at the time"
"The Benegas family has a long a tradition in the wine history. In 1883, Tiburcio Benegas bought a vineyard called "El Trapiche", located in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, formerly the department of San Vicente (the Patron Saint of vineyards). It was on this land that Tiburcio built the Trapiche winery, which eventually would attain international fame and prestige."
"In 1886, there were only 6.653 hectares of vineyards in Mendoza. Tiburcio Benegas, the Governor of the Province at the time, was also a pioneer in viticulture and viniculture. In order to promote this activity, he obtained a loan of 5.000.000 "pesos oro" from Europe, with which he founded the Bank of Mendoza, and set to the construction of dams and rubblework ditches in the Mendoza River to increase the vineyard plantations."
"Federico J. Benegas Lynch was born in the winery in 1951. He grew up by his father's side, sampling wines and working in the vineyard. This atmosphere awakened in him a deep love for his land and its wine. He had always been close to his father and eventually, he joined the enterprise, doing what he loved most with a solid conviction. In 1997, he became a member of the Board of Directors of PeÃ±aflor and Trapiche wineries, which were then under the control of Luis A. Pulenta and DLJ. He resigned to his position in March 2001."
"It was in 1998 that Federico J. resumed his activity as winemaker when he settled on the 40 hectares of Finca Libertad, part of the old Benegas' family property, where the vineyards are 20 to 80 years old. He started the production of quality wines, fully convinced that he would achieve the level of excellence of his ancestors. This restoration period is the landmark of the beginning of a new era in the Benegas family, who had always devoted to the art of vines from the very roots." -Winery
This wine also scored 88 Points by Stephen Tanzer.