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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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Amarone 2013 della Valpolicella Classico DOCG

“Broad and leafy with bonfire and charred spice notes over fresh red fruit aromas. Round full and juicy with butterscotch oak tones. Peppery Corvinone notes. Good length; well done.”  

Date posted: July 16, 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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Banfi Piemonte Brut Metodo Classico

A full-bodied sparkling wine with sliced apples and pears. Fine bubbles and a flavorful finish. Quite thick and layered. A fresh and appley finish. Always delicious. Disgorged in 2017. Drink now.

Date posted: July 5, 2018

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Unparalleled Rose Cuvee 2017

A heavy dose of syrah gives this rosé its bright pink hue, as well as some girth. Blended with grenache and a little rolle, it’s tangy and spicy, with a blood-orange acidity and enough melon flavors to play well off the saltiness of cured ham.

Date posted: June 22, 2018

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Sangria

Date posted: June 20, 2018

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