Banfi is best known for the outstanding Brunello di Montalcino it produces from The Castello Banfi estate vineyards. This delightful value Super Tuscan red comes in at the other end of the spectrum price-wise and still delivers. A blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot with a touch of oak aging. It's a wine that ends up on Best Buy lists every vintage. James Suckling scored the 2013 91 points, this 2014 won a Gold Medal and scored 93 points in the Winemakers Challenge Competition and it just scored 95 Platinum Medal in the Critics Challenge Competition. One of the judges wrote "Over the years this “baby” Super Tuscan has compiled an impressive track record, winning awards everywhere it shows. This vintage racked up a Platinum award at the 2017 Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition and it was a deserving honor. This vintage shows lovely red and black fruit aromas, seamless structure and elegance and length on the finish. It’s a steal at the price."
I'm just now exploring wine, and this one was quite delicious. I don't know all the descriptive nomenclature to offer any sort of help. Instead I will say that I enjoyed a bottle with a very nice roasted pork loin with sweet potato mash and brussels. The wine was absolutely perfect with this meal, and I'm very pleased.