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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 1998
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 1998
(search item no. 43194)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $15.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dry, fruity, well-balanced red wine with a full bouquet reminiscent of violets. Elegant, well-balanced with flavors of vanilla, cocoa and spice.
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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.