Thursday, September 27, 2012

Banfi Col Di Sasso Toscana 2010

This week I started craving a Thanksgiving style Turkey dinner, so Shirley obliged with an all day preparation along with a little assistance from moi. While in the kitchen, in Shirley's way, I received a package with two wines for review.   One of these wines was just begging to be opened immediately, enjoy a glass now and save the rest for the turkey dinner. The wine: Banfi Col di Sasso 2010($9), a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.  I posted before, what I think of Banfi wines (one of my Italian favorites), so you know why I was ready to uncork this on right away.
A nice, bright ruby red color with aromas of cherry, plum and some strawberry on the nose.  Soft tannins with plum and hints of blackberry and a little earth in the mouth leading to a moderate finish with a bit of currant and cinnamon.  This $9 wine was nice before the dinner and excellent with the dinner. I had only a sip left to try with some Nutella after dinner and that was also a nice match.  Very easy red table wine to drink and very easy on the wallet.  Very Highly Recommended.

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