Banfi Col Di Sasso Toscana Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $16 ★★★IMG_7096

The words ‘Col Di Sasso’ translate to ‘Stony Hill’, which describes the site of the steep, rocky slope in which the fruit for this wine grows in the Montalcino region of Italy.  It’s like someone took a handful of ripe, squishy raspberries, rubbed them into an old polo pony saddle and let it age for a year or seven.  Earthy, spicy and peppery.