This is a 60/40 blend of Nero D'Avola and Frappato. The Nero D'avolo is from two different vineyards. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is very nice; earthy with cherries and smoke. This has a wonderful silky texture. Medium tannins. A strong backbone of acidity. Very deep with tight complexity that should unwind over the next eight to twelve years. Plenty of cherries with some black cherry fruit. Long finish. This is nice on its own but will shine with food. Pasta con le sarde would be an excellent match but it would also work well with a mushroom pizza.