Sicily, Italy

Cusumano

Noà Sicilia Nero d'Avola Blend 2015

Not fair to compare it to the Sagana since this one has 1 year less of bottle age. Nice wine but compared to the Sagana a bit restricted, closed. Maybe 1 year of extra bottle age would give a clearer view? — 4 days ago

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Tenuta Tascante

Ghiaia Nera Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2017

Quite a different personality from its predecessor in 2016. This one is hyper floral with scents of geranium and damp rose petals, followed by what I can only describe as a candied maraschino cherry quality on the nose. The palate developed a more defined profile with a full day of aeration, showing crunchy cranberry, fresh thyme and hints of underbrush. Decidedly more delicate than the previous two vintages, but with striking character and nuance. Excellent with seared salmon. — 13 days ago

Anthony De, P and 3 others liked this

Nika

Passito di Pantelleria Bent-el Riah 2011

Raisins... stunning. Plum and apricot and mushroom and damp leaves — 12 days ago

Ron, Jodi and 2 others liked this

Cuppari

San Placido Faro Red Blend 2011

Slightly past it’s peak drinking window I think but still a very interesting wine. Blackberry, black cherry, kirsch, plum, black tea, spices. Lots going on w this one — 2 days ago

Cusumano

Sàgana Tenuta San Giacomo Nero d'Avola 2014

Not fair to compare it to the Noa since this one has 1 year more bottle age. Beautiful nose, very round and full of red fruit. It taste more "complete" than the Noa. — 4 days ago

Andrew, Rob and 8 others liked this

Calabretta

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Nerello Cappuccio 2015

This is the higher end Calabretta, even though it’s very young compared to the house blend which is several years old. This has a bit of everything: gorgeous, deep black fruits, wild raspberry coulis,  and it’s quite taut. Always the mineral driven frame. Could go years & years. Very good juice, truly. — 6 days ago

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Marco De Bartoli

Integer Zibibbo 2017

17/20 (92/100) Оранжевое вино из муската (зибиббо) с выдержкой в амфоре. На удивление хорошо. Аромат напоминает розовые лепестки, луговые цветы и травы (полынь, тысячелистник). Невысокая кислотность, но баланс хороший. Легкая танинность. Отличное качество. (07.04.2019) #vinnatur2019 — 5 days ago

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2015

Yup, got some barnyard action, but it’s still very good. Barnyardy funk nudges out sappy red berry fruit on the nose. The palate is crisp and intense, with way less funk than the nose. Electric cherry fruit, crushed high-toned rock, and an intense savory component. Long, mouthwatering finish. — 13 days ago

Josh, Severn and 26 others liked this

Pietradolce

Etna Rosato DOC Rose Blend 2018

Holy Mascalese (Nerello)! Damn this is good it’s fist pump victory good. It has a verve and attitude and mmmm that makes you say....whaaaaat was that? I don’t even know. But I like it. — 18 hours ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I'm also proud of you drinking 2018 rosé, I just can't bring myself to do it, those will be next summer wines for me. It's so hard, they are delicious at year one, buy lose some acidity on summer two, which is more appealing to me most of the time.
Ellen Clifford

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@Severn Goodwin Interesting! I’m a fiend for acid in wine so maybe it’s good I’m drinking it now. I’ll have to do a vintage comparison of rosés soon...

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2018

On first sniff, it smells like dank mushrooms, sip is bright like a navel orange with a deep heft in the mouthfeel. It feels through your whole scent system, even down your throat. Could call it the edge of creamy with how it sits in the mouth. Savory finish like a fatty filet. — 7 days ago