Salina, Messina

Bonavita

Terre Siciliane Rosato 2021

Tangy cherry and orange peel notes, controlled sweetness. — 21 days ago

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Nero Du Munti

Corinto Nero 2017

This is why wine is awesome. Who has ever heard of Corinto Nero? — 3 years ago

Laura Ess
with Laura

Le Casematte

Faro Nerello Mascalese Blend 2014

From the recently revived viticultural area of Faro in the north eastern tip of Sicily near Messina and not far from Mt Etna. Light to mid crimson in colour. Earthy savoury mineral notes with smoky red cherry. Light to medium bodied palate with a skinnsy note. A blend of the 2 Nerellos of Etna fame plus Nocera and Nero d’Avola - Sicily in a bottle! Not as wow as when I had it in Sicily but still impressive. — 4 years ago

Serge, Anthony and 3 others liked this

Tenuta Tascante

V.V. Contrada Sciaranuova Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese

From the Island of Salina! Excellent Nero Mascalese from Mt Etna. Wonderful aroma of cherry, rose, spice note, and plum. Pale ruby. Very smooth with a good finish. — 21 days ago

Messina Hof

Private Reserve Double Barrel Texas Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Full bodied red, not too sweet, purple flavoured — 3 years ago

Ravenswood Winery

Rancho Salina Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Jesse Pender
9.2

68% Cabernet Franc and 32% Cabernet. Impeccable tannins and a very age worthy wine. Could be misplaced for a high end Napa Cab. — 4 years ago

Jonathan, Stephen and 5 others liked this
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Their single bottling are impressive

Messina Hof

Paulo Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Had a bit of tart after initial cork pop. Settled down with a 1 hr decant. The nose is fig and ash. The entry is leather, pipe tobacco, some fig and prune. Softer finish with no discernable tannin. Definitely a darker expression but really impressed by this Texas wine at almost 10 years of age. I am not sure it really had a whole lot left in it though. I see this one going to the weedy and mushroomy side so I think I held on to this one as long as I could. Impressive. Almost worthy of a 90 but not quite there. — 4 years ago

Shay, Bill and 9 others liked this

Caravaglio

Occhio di Terra Salina Malvasia 2020

Consistent notes. — 3 months ago

Josh, Eric and 13 others liked this

Cantine Colosi

Secca del Capo Malvasia 2018

Italy. White. Sicilian.
100% Malvasia grapes. This was a really interesting one; got hints of sea salt more than fruit (maybe some lemon and nectarine), straw color, thick compared to most Italian white blend/moscato/Pinot Grigio...more like a chardonnay consistency but no buttery taste - tasted much lighter. Think of cooking with butter vs olive oil - this is more like olive oil. Went wonderfully with seafood (spaghetti alle vongole)...used it to cook the dish too. Don’t really taste the alcohol (13.5% alc. by vol.). I really liked it and it was unlike other whites I’ve tried. More expensive than other whites I’ve tried but I definitely would get it again as I felt it had more depth. Not a sparkling or wine with “zing”.
— 2 years ago

Virgona

Malvasia delle Lipari

Roast peaches and caramel — 4 years ago