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Natura Carmenere 2016

With red fruit up front and herbal notes in the background, this is simple and focused on varietal character, achieving harmony between its herbal and fruity sides. Pair it with beef tenderloin.

Date posted: August 15, 2018

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    Castello Banfi Poggio alle Mura 2013 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

    Notes of basil and celery seed accent this wine’s just-ripe dark-cherry flavors, creating a playful tension with the lively acidity. Two years in French oak barriques lent the wine notes of espresso and chunky tannins that need a few hours to soften in a decanter before serving with game off a wood-fired grill.

    Date posted: August 15, 2018

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      Castello Banfi Cum Laude 2014 Toscana IGT

      Leans toward the herbal side, yet stays grounded by black currant and licorice flavors. The overall result offers a trim frame and mix of leaf and fruit notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. Best from 2020 through 2028.

      Date posted: August 15, 2018

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        Castello Banfi ExcelsuS 2014 Toscana IGT

        Very Bordeaux-like in aroma and flavor, offering notes of black currant, cedar, cigar box and coffee. Features good acidity and finishes with a light coating of dusty tannins. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2023. 1,600 cases made. –BS Issue Sep 30, 2018

        Date posted: August 1, 2018

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          Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 DOCG

          Cherry and plum flavors highlight this well-structured red, along with notes of leather, earth and wild herbs. Firms up as the dense tannins come into play on the finish. Best from 2022 through 2037. 48,350 cases made. –BS Issue Jun 30, 2018

          Date posted: August 1, 2018

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            Banfi Piemonte Principessa Gavia Gavi 2016

            Very attractive fruit-salad nose, but with more delicacy than most Gavis. Very juicy, the spritz is really lighting this up. The bright acidity gives the finish a vibrancy that guarantees quality refreshment. Drink now.

            Date posted: July 5, 2018

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              Banfi Piemonte La Lus Albarossa 2014

              Rich and rather fresh at the same time. This is an impressively structured and modern Piemont red for this difficult vintage. A very good balance of black fruits and well-crafted dry tannins on the palate, which are present right through the rather long finish. Drink or hold.

              Date posted: July 5, 2018

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