The 2010 Vina Borgia is 100% Garnacha fermented and aged in stainless steel. Notes of cinnamon, clove, violets, and black cherry lead to an easygoing, smooth-textured red that finishes with no hard edges. Drink this friendly offering over the next 3 years.
86 Points Wine Advocate
Col di Sasso, which translates to "Stony Hill," is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese 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.
Deep ruby. Assertive cherry and raspberry aromas, with an earthy mineral nuance coming up with air. Velvety in texture and appealingly sweet, offering lively red fruit and floral flavors with a touch of bitter chocolate. Closes with impressive clarity and energy, leaving juicy raspberry and floral pastille notes behind. The bang for the buck here is ridiculous.
90 Points Stephen Tanzer