This is a blend of 90% Nerello Mascalese, and 10% Nerello Cappuccio from the southeast slope of Mt. Etna in Sicily.  Ruby in color with garnet swirls, mostly clear and bright.  The nose is earthy and a bit dusty with cherries and slight strawberries.  Medium to full bodied with medium tannins.  On the palate, this has a nice complexity with cherries and black cherries over a bit of char.  Very well balanced.  Moderate finish.  Very tasty on its own, it will work better with food.  Rabbit would work well but so would Sarde a beccafico (stuffed sardines).  Drink over the next seven to ten years.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92
Vintage: 
2016

Visiting wine country? Why spend $250 per day in tasting fees when you can get the wine pass and pay less then half of that? 1 Day with the wine pass = $125+ in savings. 2 Days with the wine pass = $250+ in savings. The Priority Wine Pass