2008 Castello Banfi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Classico"
Winery: Castello Banfi
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Classico"
Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red
Grape blend: Sangiovese with Canaiolo Nero & Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: Italy
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 86 (based on 1 review)
Average Virtual Score: 87 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Good (86)
Review date: December 18, 2010
Wine Review: This ruby colored entry level wine opens with a mild new oak and black cherry bouquet with a hint of leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mild black cherry with some gently infused strawberry and light oak. The finish is dry and its mild and easy going tannins make this very food friendly. Pair this food friendly wine with Spanish rice or meat lasagna. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Ruby red in color. Intense bouquet with notes of cherries, plums, and violets. Rich flavors of cherry and leather. Supple tannins and good acidity.
Organic status: not organic
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