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Banfi Light

Wine Review: Castello Banfi Col di Sasso 2007 (about $12 US, $15 Cdn)

Castello Banfi produces some outstanding – and often very pricey – Brunellos and other sumptuous Italian reds from the storied Brunello region of Tuscany. With a price tag in the $10-12 range ($15 Cdn), Banfi’s Col di Sasso 2007 is an easy-sipping, no-nonsense red that features a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. It has attractive aromas of sour cherries, earth, marjoram, oak and eucalyptus. While it’s a little light on flavor, the wine has a good finish. Serve it with simple pasta dishes or appetizers. I drank it with a platter of Swiss cheese cubes, apple slices, grapes and chunks of bread.

Quaffability Rating: 88

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