Trapani, Sicily


Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria Zibibbo 2018

Medium caramel color. Enchanting aromas and flavors of dried and jellied peach, dried and jellied bitter orange and dried and jellied apricot. Additional hints of banana, chocolate, nuts and burnt caramel, which leads to a slightly smoky finish. Bright and vibrant (but beautifully balanced) acidity. Beautifully rich texture and mouthfeel. Luscious. Just outstanding! Really appreciate you sharing this one, Ron B! — a month ago

Daniel, Tom and 3 others liked this

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Sicilia Il Frappato

Blackberry blueberry bramble. Smarties. Pitty. Inky marker. Sweet on the nose and concentrated. — 18 days ago

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Siccagno Nero d'Avola 2019

If Sicilian Nero D’ was made by a Burgundy garagiste, it would taste like this. High quality tannins that add some gravitas to an otherwise fresh and lively example. Outstanding. — a month ago

Ira, Juan and 16 others liked this


NeroJbleo Nero d'Avola 2019

Great nose and an amazing fruit finish. Paired with sea bass and it was extremely flavorful. Had the 2019 vintage. — 8 days ago

Il Censo

Praruar Terre Siciliane Catarratto 2020

Elegant and versatile. Winner. — 19 days ago

Raul, Ira and 10 others liked this

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Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2019

Newest release. Not yet on the market. This is terrific. Earthy, cherry fruit, minerally and complex. — 21 days ago

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Cerasuolo di Vittoria Nero d'Avola-Frappato Blend 2018

Excellent. Minerally, cherry and earth. Loved this. — 21 days ago

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SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2022

Slight skin contact here. Handled adroitly to get complexity without any bitterness. — 21 days ago

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SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato

Def a respect. Delicious warm doesn’t need to be cold. No strong taste, light red wine — 12 days ago

Azienda Agricola COS

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2017

Opened and poured into a decanter immediately prior to service. The 2017 “Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico” pours a deep, slightly hazy ruby color with a translucent core. Medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of funky strawberries (leaves and all), dark cherries, forest floor, horse blanket (yes, there is a kiss of brettanomyces), some dried herbs, and some light spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes on the nose. The finish is medium+, tart and slightly savory. A lovely wine with character and Sicilian charm. Drinking well now with a short decant and should continue to do so through 2030 with ease. — a month ago

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