2009 Nero d'Avola Reserva
From one of the top wineries in Sicily, this wine is BIG and rich with blackberry and cherry aromas.
Lot 315 leaps from the glass with ripe aromas of black raspberry and cherry underpinned with forest floor and coffee bean aromas. Richly fruited on the palate with velvety tannins that are just beginning to flesh out it offers a structural experience not unlike the hillside Cabernets of Mt. Veeder and Howell Mountain. However, the fruit profile is pure Italy.
Style: Full, Bold
Flavors: Blackberry, Cherry, Currant, Plum
Powerful structure meets rich fruit in this lavish wine from Sicily. Year-in, year-out, this flagship cuvee (under its original label) receives top honors from the Italy’s wine Bible, Gambero Rosso, again scoring Tres Bicchieri (Three Glasses), their top score, for the 2010 vintage. I wish I could tell you more about the family behind this stellar wine and their rich history of both heritage and innovation, but since we are selling this wine for well over half off its retail price, the rules are in effect. Lot 315 represents their top cuvee and is the same wine they have under their label. Meticulously farmed and raised in the best French oak (a combination of regular format and larger barriques) this fantastic offering combines Italian linearity and Sicilian warmth to produce a wine with tremendous appeal. If you are a fan of the bigger mountain fruit styles of Napa Cabernet, I believe you will gravitate towards this wine.