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2008 Castello Banfi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Chianti Classico"

Banfi 2008 Chianti Classico

Winery: Castello Banfi

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chianti Classico"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: Sangiovese with Canaiolo Nero & Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Tuscany

State or country: Italy

Price: $12

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 86 (based on 1 review)

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.

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