2003 Castello Banfi Excelsus, Tuscany

2003 Castello Banfi Excelsus

The 2003 Castello Banfi Excelsus is made of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot; deep dark ruby in color; wonderful floral nose of cherry and blackberry; palate showing a soft entry of ripe cassis and cherry fruit-forward flavors with a hint of spice; full-bodied and rich; beautiful mid-palette, lingering finish. Big tannins yet well proportioned to fruit. Drink through 2016.

Rating: Excellent (92) | $68 | 13.2% ABV


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Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.


  1. Giovanni July 25, 2011 at 8:11 PM - Reply

    Buona sera, mi piacerebbe invitarvi in Italia, dove facciamo meravigliosi vini in Toscana. Vi prego di contattarmi via e-mail a lavorare i dettagli, e meglio per quanto riguarda il premio blog del vino.

    • enobytes July 25, 2011 at 8:20 PM - Reply

      Giovanni, ti manderò una e-mail, grazie per l’invito.

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