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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2004
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2004
(search item no. 91409)

PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grape Varieties: Sangiovese, Canaiolo Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon

Chianti may well be the single best-known wine in the world - historically celebrated, universally revered and enjoyed over centuries. Produced from select grapes grown in the "Classico" region of Chianti between Siena and Florence, this aristocratic Tuscan wine has reached new heights in Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva. After aging two years in Slavonian oak casks, this elegant, well-balanced wine has flavors of vanilla, cocoa and spice.

An honored red wine, Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva is a fine gourmet accompaniment to red roasts, pastas and cheese.

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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.