Villa Pozzi

Sicily Nero d'Avola

8.7276 ratings
8.49 pro ratings
Sicily, Italy
Nero d'Avola
Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Beef, Tomato-Based, Lamb, Venison, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Pork
Top Notes For
Martin Redmond

Deep dark black red color with promising earthy, spicy dried herb and black and red fruit aromas. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, easy and fresh with black cherry, black raspberry, and a bit of plum flavors and dusty tannins. Medium finish. Very good value at $10. Wonderful with Mushroom, Spinach and Blue Cheese Pizza!

Deep dark black red color with promising earthy, spicy dried herb and black and red fruit aromas. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, easy and fresh with black cherry, black raspberry, and a bit of plum flavors and dusty tannins. Medium finish. Very good value at $10. Wonderful with Mushroom, Spinach and Blue Cheese Pizza!

4 people found it helpfulJan 14th, 2015
Erik Hehrmann

Have bought at least 10 bottles of this since first trying it. $9.

Have bought at least 10 bottles of this since first trying it. $9.

3 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Tony Margiotta

This is a watered down version of Nero D'Avola-in the sense that it lacks body. It's a fruit forward wine with a quick finish. But for 11 bucks it's a drinkable wine and I think it's priced appropriately.

This is a watered down version of Nero D'Avola-in the sense that it lacks body. It's a fruit forward wine with a quick finish. But for 11 bucks it's a drinkable wine and I think it's priced appropriately.

2 people found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Sal F.
9.2

Blueberry and sweet oak on the nose. Sweet cherry and dried prunes on the palate.

Blueberry and sweet oak on the nose. Sweet cherry and dried prunes on the palate.

2 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2013
John Behrens

Inky violet red. Luxurious blackberry and vanilla nose -- very similar to Chambord liqueur, with a bit of leather, licorice and bramble. Smooth medium body with balanced medium sweetness and acid that match the nose beautifully. Juicy at first, but then chalky tannins lay thickly on the tongue. They fold into a decently velvety finish, delivering more rich blackberry/black cherry vanilla. The expression of oak is admirably subtle and well married to the grape. Lighter and a bit brighter than something like a new world Malbec (i.e. It feels European), but delivers more thick fruity presence than most old world reds I've had. I sense serious potential here, but improvements in the structure of the tannins would be needed to get it to 9+ territory. The acid is perfect now: it would need more to age long enough to mellow the tannins out. As it is I might buy again for $13, but there are plenty more $10-$12 wines to explore, and a dish heavy enough to quell the sucking tannins would likely obliterate the delicate Chambord aromas that are this enjoyable wine's main strength.

Inky violet red. Luxurious blackberry and vanilla nose -- very similar to Chambord liqueur, with a bit of leather, licorice and bramble. Smooth medium body with balanced medium sweetness and acid that match the nose beautifully. Juicy at first, but then chalky tannins lay thickly on the tongue. They fold into a decently velvety finish, delivering more rich blackberry/black cherry vanilla. The expression of oak is admirably subtle and well married to the grape. Lighter and a bit brighter than something like a new world Malbec (i.e. It feels European), but delivers more thick fruity presence than most old world reds I've had. I sense serious potential here, but improvements in the structure of the tannins would be needed to get it to 9+ territory. The acid is perfect now: it would need more to age long enough to mellow the tannins out. As it is I might buy again for $13, but there are plenty more $10-$12 wines to explore, and a dish heavy enough to quell the sucking tannins would likely obliterate the delicate Chambord aromas that are this enjoyable wine's main strength.

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2016
Patrick Dolan

Smell of cherry and cassis. Much fuller palette than I expected with lingering finish. Well balanced

Smell of cherry and cassis. Much fuller palette than I expected with lingering finish. Well balanced

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 2013
Andrew Lohse

Strawberry, blackberry, vanilla. Baking spice? Earthy, Medium bodied and fruit forward with a spicy finish. Easy drinking, decent value.

Strawberry, blackberry, vanilla. Baking spice? Earthy, Medium bodied and fruit forward with a spicy finish. Easy drinking, decent value.

Apr 29th, 2017
Lori Sullivan

Very nice value wine. Plum, dark spice, bright acidity. I would drink this again & take it to a party.

Very nice value wine. Plum, dark spice, bright acidity. I would drink this again & take it to a party.

Nov 11th, 2016
Madden Leaman

Pretty good budget wine. Fruit forward with some dark fruit flavors and a medium finish. Makes for easy drinking.

Pretty good budget wine. Fruit forward with some dark fruit flavors and a medium finish. Makes for easy drinking.

May 16th, 2018
Tom Burke

We are Nero D’Vola fans but after tasting 2 bottles on separate occasions I have no enthusiasm for this 2016 vintage.

We are Nero D’Vola fans but after tasting 2 bottles on separate occasions I have no enthusiasm for this 2016 vintage.

Nov 6th, 2017