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Sommeliers Love Banfi Wines

Who can you trust to recommend a good wine? How about someone who recommends wine all day, every day, as their job? Such as a sommelier. Better yet, how about getting recommendations from some of the top sommeliers in the USA?

You can do just that by viewing the winning wines at the 2017 Sommelier Challenge. No less than 30 Banfi wines won medals at the competition — including three Best In Shows!

Here are the medal winners from Banfi Wines:

Best of Show Dessert Wine: Florio Marsala Sweet

Best Amarone: Sartori Amarone 2013

Best of Tuscany: BelnerO 2013

Banfi Piemonte
2016 Principessa Gavia Gavi DOCG | Silver

Banfi Tuscany
2013 Fonte Alla Selva Chianti Classico DOCG | Gold 90 points
2014 Centine Rosso Toscana IGT | Gold 90 points
2015 Chianti Superiore Chianti DOCG | Silver
2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG | Silver
2015 Centine Bianco Toscana IGT | Silver

Bolla
2012 Amarone Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG | Silver
NV Sparkling Rose Italy | Silver

Cantine Maschio
2014 Maschio Dei Cavalieri Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG | Gold 91 points
NV Prosecco Brut Treviso DOC | Silver

Castello Banfi

2013 Belnero Toscana IGT | Platinum 95 points + Best In Show – Tuscany
2016 Pinot Grigio San Angelo Toscana IGT | Gold 91 points
2013 Summus Toscana IGT | Gold 90 points
2014 Rosso di Montalcino Rosso di Montalcino DOC | Silver

Emiliana
2013 Coyam Los Robles Estate Valle de Colchagua | Gold 90 points
2015 Natura Carmenere Colchagua Valley | Silver

Eufloria
NV Aromatic Blend Washington | Silver

Florio
NV Fine Marsala; Ambra Dolce Marsala DOP | Platinum 94 points

Fontana Candida
2015 Frascati Secco Frascati DOC | Silver

Pacific Rim
2016 Gruner Veltliner Spring Creek Vineyard Yakima Valley | Silver
2015 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley | Silver
2016 Chenin Blanc Old Vines Hahn Hill Vineyard Yakima Valley | Silver

Rainstorm
2016 Pinot Gris Oregon | Silver

Riunite
NV Sangria Italy | Gold 91 points

Sartori di Verona
2013 Amarone Estate Collection Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG | Platinum 95 points
2013 Valpolicella Classico Superiore; Estate Collection Valpolicella DOC | Platinum 94 points
2013 L’Appassione Rosso delle Venezie IGT | Silver

Silver Totem
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills | Silver

Unparalleled
2015 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough | Gold 90 points
2013 Tempranillo Rioja DOCa | Silver

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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.

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