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The Summit

Translated from Latin, Summus means “Summit” or in Castello Banfi’s parlance, the peak of their winemaking excellence.    I have long loved the 1999 vintage in Tuscany, but coming on the heels of the much ballyhooed 1997,  it’s often times…

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Eye on Valdisanti

~ Peering through woods on the Tolaini Estate – Castelnuovo Berardenga ~ When you merge relentless passion with excellent terroir and energetic winemaking, you’ve got the essential groundwork for success.  Such is the formula at Tolaini, a picturesque estate in the…

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Reprise: Tassinaia

~ Castello del Terriccio gazes out upon the Meditteranean ~ Last January,  I detailed the wonderful estate of Castello del Terriccio in an extensive feature article.  After being so impressed with their Super Tuscan blend Tassinaia,  I quickly added some…

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