Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Castello Banfi Col Di Sasso Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese 2006 IGT
First of all let me say that I love Italian wines. This one was drinkable, but not one of my favorites. I tried it last night after an hour of decanting, then again a day later. The color is a deep ruby, but on the purple side, medium to heavy weight. On the nose is a sort of cherry/gasoline and alcohol, and the palate has a mineral aftertaste. It reminds me of a homemade wine or one that Italy produced before the Old World Wine Renaissance. I guess I expected better after enjoying the 2005 Banfi Chianti Classico so much (See February 22, 2008 post). This one was about $10 but I can't really recommend it.