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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Banfi Centine Toscana 2006
Banfi Centine Toscana 2006
(search item no. 93576)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $11.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 60% Sangiovese; 20% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot

The calcareous soil and temperate micro-climate of Tuscany rewards the wine grape with unequaled fruitiness. Among the noble grape varieties that thrive here are Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Centine is a bright ruby-red youthful wine, intensely fruity with a lingering finish - a testament to its overall balance. It is an ideal companion to pasta, grilled or roasted red and white meats.

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About Castello Banfi:

In 1978 John and Harry Mariani, owners of the U.S. wine importer Banfi Vintners, established the award winning vineyard estate and winery Castello Banfi in the Brunello region of Tuscany. A constellation of single vineyards located on ideal sites cover about one third of the 7,100 acre (2,830 hectares) estate. The remaining land consists of bucolic meadows, olive and plum groves, and woodland. Central to the property is a medieval castle that functions as a hospitality center, hosting visitors at a full service restaurant, enoteca and museum dedicated to the history of glass and its relation to wine.