Results are in from the 2019 San Diego Challenge, and Banfi wines took home 10 medals.
Highlighting Banfi’s success at the competition was BelnerO, Banfi Chianti Superiore, and Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva, all of which earned Platinum medals and deemed Best In Class.
Led by competition director Robert Whitley and chief judge Michael Franz, the judging panel consisted of top wine critics, journalists, sommeliers, winemakers, and other professionals in the wine industry.
BelnerO scored 94 points and named “Best of Tuscany.” Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva and Banfi Chianti Superiore earned identical 94-point scores and were both named “Best Chianti.”
Below are the full results for Banfi wines:
Banfi Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 Platinum 94 points
Banfi Chianti Superiore 2016 Platinum 94 points
Banfi Chianti Classico 2016 Gold 93 points
Aska Bolgheri 2016 Gold 90 points
La Pettegola Vermentino 2017 Silver
Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui 2018 Silver
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.