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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Banfi Col di Sasso 2000
Banfi Col di Sasso 2000
(search item no. 53122)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $8.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wine Values of 2002

Col-di-Sasso, which translates to "Stony Hill," is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes cultivated on the most rocky and impervious slopes of the Banfi estate in Montalcino, Tuscany.

Typically harvested in early October, each grape variety is vinified separately. The Sangiovese imparts body, while stainless steel aged Cabernet Sauvignon adds fruit and structure.

Col-di-Sasso is a youthful red to be enjoyed with grilled or roasted meats, poultry, or as an ideal accompaniment to pasta with meat sauce and mildly piquant cheeses.

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About Castello Banfi:

In 1978 John and Harry Mariani, owners of the U.S. wine importer Banfi Vintners, established the award winning vineyard estate and winery Castello Banfi in the Brunello region of Tuscany. A constellation of single vineyards located on ideal sites cover about one third of the 7,100 acre (2,830 hectares) estate. The remaining land consists of bucolic meadows, olive and plum groves, and woodland. Central to the property is a medieval castle that functions as a hospitality center, hosting visitors at a full service restaurant, enoteca and museum dedicated to the history of glass and its relation to wine.