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Gàbal Nero d'Avola 2018

McCarthy & Schiering, $15

Dark ruby, fairly opaque. Nose is a total fruit bomb with a bit of astringency. My mom used to have a black plum tree in the front yard where the plums would have super sweet dark plum flesh with a very sour thick skin. If you add a touch of cherry that's exactly what this wine tastes like. Somehow both sweet and very tart, full flavor and pretty high tannins, also has a noticeable alcohol bite. Still very nice, if maybe a bit one dimensional. I'm going to have to check out more Nero D'avola
— 5 months ago

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'U Munti Nero D'Avola 2014

13.5% booze, about $12, purchased. 2014 vintage is prettier than '13, with more ripe cherry and a little more grip. Extremely pleasant table wine, and very good value. — 5 years ago

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Castelmedio Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2018

McCarthy & Schiering, $15

Tart concentrated red fruit on the nose. Intense red fruit, beyond jammy and more like prune/dried cranberry. Touch of sweetness, good acidity, any more and it would be too acidic. The thick fruitiness almost gives a cough syrup vibe but isn't unpleasant. Maybe a little one dimensional but I quite liked it very drinkable and it was very unique.
— 5 months ago

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Torre dei Venti Erice Nero d'Avola 2011

Tasted October 2013

Torre dei Venti, literally "tower of winds", is indegineos Nero d'Avola from very heart of Sicily (Erice), aged for 10 months in cask followed by 12 months of aging in bottle.

Appearance of nice deep dark crimson color, accompanied by intense opening fragrances of prunes, blackberry jam, black cherry and traces of sun-dried strawberry. Evolves with violet, garnet, blueberry, vanilla and savory. 
Mouthfeel is rich with aromas correspondent to the nose, plus chocolate hint and velvety tannic attack being balanced nicely. 
Persistent finish with main hint of of prunes, black cherry, spices.
 Full-bodied, impressive wine with strong character, would pair nicely any grilled, spicy or cured meat and matured cheeses.
— 5 years ago

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Gàbal Sicilia Nero d'Avola

Out favorite wine with Southern Italian cooking. — 8 months ago

Deb Stargardt
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Capo Soprano Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola

Buy again slightly fruity but good if under 18 . With a case — 2 years ago

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A Vampa Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese

Absolutely fantastic. Bought in Mondello. — 5 years ago

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Calebianche Sicilia Catarratto

Floral, honey without sweetness. Wonderful flavor and refreshing. — 6 years ago