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Date Printed: 10/19/2014
Banfi Col di Sasso 2010
Banfi Col di Sasso 2010
(search item no. 116125)
screw cap wine
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Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/19/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 86 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red, with purple hues. Black cherry and spice aromas. Rich taste with soft tannins, delivering persistent black-fruit flavors and subtle hints of smoke, with a lingering finish.

Col di Sasso, which translates to "Stony Hill," is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes cultivated in hillside vineyards in the southern part of Tuscany. The Cabernet imparts bold flavor and body, while the Sangiovese adds zesty fruit and structure.

Col di Sasso is a youthful red to be enjoyed with pizza, pasta, grilled meat and poultry.

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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.