Results from the 2016 Sommelier Challenge are in, and medals galore were bestowed upon wines from the Banfi Vintners portfolio.
The judging panel consisted of sommeliers from some of the top restaurants around the country, including Jean-Georges, Mandarin Oriental, Cohn Restaurant Group, Four Seasons, The Bellagio, Michael Mina, and others.
Full results and more information can be found at SommelierChallenge.com.
Below are the top medals earned by wines in the Banfi portfolio:
Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2011 95 Points
Bolla Amarone 2011 96 Points
Bolla Torr’Alta 2012 96 Points
Bolla Creso 2011 95 Points
Banfi Centine Rosso 2014 91 Points
Banfi Centine Rose 2015 92 Points
Banfi Fonte alla Selva 2013 91 Points
Florio Marsala Sweet (Fine Ambra Dolce) 91 Points
Florio Fernet Amaro (no score)
Maschio Prosecco Brut 92 Points
Maschio Sparkling Rose 91 Points
Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling 2015 91 Points
Albinea Canali Ottocentonero
Banfi Centine Bianco 2014
Banfi Chianti Classico 2014
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
Banfi Rosa Regale 2015
Banfi La Pettegola 2015
Bell’Agio Rosso Dolce
Bolla Sparkling Rose
Bolla Tufaie 2013
Castello Banfi BelnerO 2012
Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 2013
Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer Twin Vineyards 2014
Unparalleled Rose 2015
Joe Janish is Director of Public Relations for Banfi Vintners, a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and a veteran of the wine industry for over 20 years. He launched one of the first wine blogs back in 1997, the now-defunct “Wine Dictator,” and cut his teeth on his grandfather’s homemade wine. He still keeps a copy of Wine for Dummies nearby for reference.