Martha Stoumen

Mendocino County Nero d'Avola

9.019 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Nero d'Avola
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

medium ruby; black cherry, licorice, floral, menthol; light bodied, firm acidity, medium+ dusty tannins, 12.4% ABV; a lovely wine from Martha Stoumen who interned at COS

medium ruby; black cherry, licorice, floral, menthol; light bodied, firm acidity, medium+ dusty tannins, 12.4% ABV; a lovely wine from Martha Stoumen who interned at COS

Apr 18th, 2019
Oliver N

Beautiful dark ruby color in the glass
Very italian nose (true to the varietal) Nose of cherries, ripe plum, licorice, turned earth, pepper, violet (as it opened up)
On the palate: dry, medium tannins, ripe cherries, soil, anise, peppery finish, fresh acidity keeps it lively.

Overall: Amazing wine from MS, she's crushing the Nero d'avola game in Cali. New world fruit with an old world feel. Went amazing with spaghetti bolognese. Bon Appetit!

Beautiful dark ruby color in the glass
Very italian nose (true to the varietal) Nose of cherries, ripe plum, licorice, turned earth, pepper, violet (as it opened up)
On the palate: dry, medium tannins, ripe cherries, soil, anise, peppery finish, fresh acidity keeps it lively.

Overall: Amazing wine from MS, she's crushing the Nero d'avola game in Cali. New world fruit with an old world feel. Went amazing with spaghetti bolognese. Bon Appetit!

Dec 8th, 2020
Emmett Reed

Racy acidity. Bright and floral. 2014 Vintage.

Racy acidity. Bright and floral. 2014 Vintage.

Nov 30th, 2019
Charlie C

Black cherry, menthol, hint of cinnamon sweetness. Dusty. Medium body and acidity. Complexity you’ll think about.

Black cherry, menthol, hint of cinnamon sweetness. Dusty. Medium body and acidity. Complexity you’ll think about.

Jul 7th, 2019
Steve S

Light and bright

Light and bright

Jul 5th, 2019
Ivy Hastings

I appreciated it, but too sweet for my palate

I appreciated it, but too sweet for my palate

Mar 18th, 2019
John Wilmot

Good stuff.

Good stuff.

Feb 9th, 2019
Andrew Osherow

Lots of red fruit and more acid than Sicilian Nero’s. Not as Barnyard as Broc or COS, but equally as interesting but in a different way. Very tasty.

Lots of red fruit and more acid than Sicilian Nero’s. Not as Barnyard as Broc or COS, but equally as interesting but in a different way. Very tasty.

Jan 26th, 2019
Chris Grimm

Raspberry and acid. Such a different wine by itself, and with food it was absolutely singing. Love that Mendo fruit!

Raspberry and acid. Such a different wine by itself, and with food it was absolutely singing. Love that Mendo fruit!

Oct 27th, 2018
Devin Bostick

Super pretty purple ink with magenta rims, super subtle acid, super nice sugar plum self, fresh grape fauns, super nice body 4/10

Super pretty purple ink with magenta rims, super subtle acid, super nice sugar plum self, fresh grape fauns, super nice body 4/10

Aug 5th, 2018