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.