Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cantine Colosi Nero D'Avola Sicilia IGT 2008


Well, I'm finally getting to taste the 2008 Colosi Nero d'Avola, a year after the newly labled 2007 vintage. Last January my post quoted Gary V's review of the 2007 when I said I could not wait to try it. That day has come and I'm impressed.

It's made from the vineyard's best fruit and aged in stainless steel, a beautifully rounded, full-bodied red with ruby tones, singing of cherries, blackberries, herbs and red licorice. The baseline has undertones of earth and hints of mint, with succulent harmonies of a velvet finish, making this a super everyday wine. It's just such a GREAT value!

Bought this for about $15 at The Wine Room of Forest Hills, 14% alcohol, Wine Advocate: 89.

1 comment:

Eric G said...

Sounds great, Dave. I think I'll have to swing by and pick one of these up to try.