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2016 Castello Banfi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Aska"

Banfi 2016 Aska

Winery: Castello Banfi

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Aska"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bolgheri

State or country: Italy

Price: $33

Cases produced: 5,800

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 1, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red colored wine from Banfi opens with an inviting Spanish cedar and red currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a cedar influenced tart cherry with notes of red plum. I also detected some refined minerality and earthiness towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins fade away nicely. I would pair this wine with Italian braciole. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep ruby red with violet reflections. Bouquet features red berries, blueberries and plum jam and are followed by hints of tobacco and licorice. The wine is well rounded, with velvety tannins and a persistent finish. This is a superb accompaniment to red meats, game, and aged cheeses.

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