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93 • Fontanarossa 2006 Il Molosso, Basilicata $14.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet color. Spicy strawberry and cherry jam and praline aromas have a pleasing eucalyptus note follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with excellent balance and a crisp tangy finish. A great table wine. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
93 • Spadina 2006 "Una Viola" Signature, Syrah, Sicilia Rosso IGT $14.99. Best Buy.
Garnet violet color. Berry vanilla yogurt on granola and plum taffy aromas have a violet-like quality follow through on a bright, silky entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with white chocolate, peppermint ice cream, and raspberry notes. Finishes with a chewy, tangy berry sorbet and blood orange fade. Very interesting and appealing flavors. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
90 • Villa Rubini 2006 Schioppettino, Colli Orientali del Friuli $17.99.
Garnet. Lush aromas of grilled and marinated peppers, black pepper and fine cigar tobacco follow through on a plush entry to a dryish medium-to-full body with pencil shaving, dried cranberry and watermelon accents. Finishes with a long crisp fade. A great food wine. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
89 • Arancio 2007 Nero d'Avola, Sicilia Rosso IGT.
Chocolate raspberry tart aromas follow through on a crisp entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with tangy cranberry and cocoa notes and a gentle crushed berry and cedar finish. Nice. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
88 • Spadina 2004 "Una Rosa" Signature, Nero d'Avola, Sicilia Rosso IGT $14.99. Best Buy.
Deep garnet. Dried cherry, cranberry, and raisin aromas have an earthy edge and follow through on a round entry to a tangy,dryish medium body roasted tomato, pepper, and balsamic notes. Finishes with savory nutshell and pomegranate cider fade. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
85 • Casa Catelli 2004 Primitivo, Puglia $13.99. Organically Grown Grapes
Baked raisin, prune and pepper aromas follow through on a round entry to a tangy sweet and sour medium body with pencil shaving and tomato skin accents. Tangy, berry skin, metal ore and pepper accented fade. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
85 • Sortina 2006 Nero d'Avola, Sicilia Rosso IGT $8.99. Best Buy.
Sour cherry and clay aromas follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with apple and sautéed pepper notes. Finishes with a tangy goji berry and spice fade. (tasted on Nov-18-2008)
84 • Casa Catelli 2005 Negroamaro, Puglia $13.99. Organically Grown Grapes|Find-a-Wine|
Prune, dried cranberry, and putty aromas follow through on a brisk entry to a dry tart cranberry accented fade with a touch of cedar and spice in the finish (tasted on Nov-18-2008)