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Emiliana 2013

It’s hard to choose between the 2013 Gê and the Coyam from the same vintage, as they are both very good, powerful and elegant at the same time. It’s more a question of taste and how you like Carmenere, which is the dominant grape here, at least in the nose even if not in volume. […]

Date posted: August 16, 2017

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Emiliana Coyam 2013

I loved the nose and the balance of the 2013 Coyam. In that cool vintage it was a blend of 48% Syrah, 24% Carménère, 11% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Mourvèdre, 3% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. It mixes cool and warm climate characteristics and grapes and comes through as both powerful and balanced. The […]

Date posted: August 16, 2017

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Rainstorm Pinot Noir 2014

Sleek and delicate, with easygoing notes of cherry, green tea and spice. Drink now through 2022. 3,600 cases made.

Date posted: August 16, 2017

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Unparalleled Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The lush melon and nectarine flavors show a squirt of lemon, with echoes of chamomile in the background. Drink now. 5,200 cases made.

Date posted: August 16, 2017

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Unparalleled Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Aromatic, offering a mix of honeysuckle, peach blossom and lemongrass notes, with a smooth, fleshy body of apricot and white peach details, accented by a mineral edge and a honey hint on the finish. A crisp, refreshing acidity punctuates the flavors. Drink now. 2,500 cases made.

Date posted: August 16, 2017

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Pacific Rim Eufloria 2013

Soft and lightly sweet, with floral pear and pluot flavors that linger gently. Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muscat. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.

Date posted: August 16, 2017

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Natura Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Taut and framed by crisp tannins, which support flavors of dried berry and red plum. Minerally and savory notes extend on the finish. Drink now. 30,000 cases imported.

Date posted: August 16, 2017

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Castello Banfi BelnerO 2013 Proprietor's Reserve

Made predominantly with Sangiovese and small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this offers pretty aromas of blue flower, red berry, menthol and dark spice. The bright straightforward palate offers dried red cherry, clove and a hint of espresso alongside lithe tannins.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2013 Toscana IGT

A blend consisting of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese, 15% Syrah, this has aromas of black currant, pipe tobacco and a whiff of purple flower. Vibrant and elegant, the medium-bodied palate offers succulent blackberry, crunchy red cherry, clove and star anise alongside polished, fine-grained tannins.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi SummuS 2013

A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this vibrant red has alluring aromas of plum, blackberry, purple flower, espresso and a whiff of exotic spice. The elegant, structured palate delivers black cherry, black currant, pipe tobacco, vanilla and licorice alongside fresh acidity while firm, fine grained tannins lend a polished texture. Drink 2018–2028.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2013 Toscana IGT

A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, this has enticing aromas of black-skinned fruit, fresh violet, espresso and a whiff of cake spice. Smooth and structured, the elegant palate delivers crushed raspberry, cassis, licorice and clove that follow through to the long finish. A backbone of polished fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity give […]

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Banfi Tuscany ASKA 2014 Bolgheri Rosso DOC

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, this opens with ripe dark berry and baking spice scents. The dense palate delivers black currant, tobacco and mocha flavors, fleshed out by round tannins. Drink through 2020.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2012 DOCG

Shy aromas suggesting ripe black-skinned fruit, espresso and a whiff of dark spice emerge in the glass. The medium-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, mocha and grilled sage alongside fresh acidity and taut tightly knit tannins. Drink after 2019.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi Poggio alle Mura 2012 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Plummy aromas mix in the glass with whiffs of pressed blue flower, vanilla and mocha. The taut structured palate offers dried black cherry, coconut, licorice, espresso and black pepper while firm fine-grained tannins provide the framework. A note of pipe tobacco closes the tight finish. Give it a few more years to unwind and fully […]

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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Castello Banfi Poggio alle Mura Riserva 2011 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Aromas suggesting ripe plum, exotic spice, blue flower and a whiff of pipe tobacco take shape in the glass. The full-bodied palate doles out ripe black cherry, raspberry, vanilla and a hint of star anise while velvety tannins give it a polished feel. An espresso note signals the close. Drink 2018–2026.

Date posted: August 15, 2017

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