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Scilio Etna Rosso 2009

Other Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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Winemaker Notes

A juicy, effortlessly pleasing red from the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, unquestionably one of the hottest wine regions in Italy today. A gorgeous blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Mantellato, two of Sicily's native grapes that are found nowhere else in the world. Nerello blends the elegant aromas of Piedmontese Barolo with the spicy, complex soul of Burgundian Pinot Noir -- and then takes it to a whole new level.... View More

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The Wine Advocate

Another fabulous entry-level wine, the 2009 Etna Rosso caresses the palate with sweet, red cherries, flowers, mint, licorice and spices. Deceptively medium in body, the Rosso shows the more feminine side of these indigenous red grapes, but with plenty of grip on the finish. This Nerello Mascalese/Nerello Mantellato blend is another drop-dead gorgeous offering from Scilio.

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Scilio

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Scilio, , Italy
Scilio
For the last five generations, members of the Scilio family have continued to cultivate their vineyards on Sicily’s famous volcano "ETNA", producing high quality wines. Wines that appeal to persons that appreciate and enjoy the good things of life, that follow their hearts desire, but nonetheless expect excellence.

The grapes we grow in Valle Galfina are the product of both the older vines and the more recent replanted vineyards that in harmony lie on Etna's unique... View More

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Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse...

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Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. Its close proximity to the San Francisco Peninsula and the San Pablo Bay is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo Bay create a cooling effect ideal for producing wines with crisp acidity and balanced flavors.

This cooler pocket of California lends itself to growing [Pinot Noir] and Chardonnay, and more recently, Old-World style Syrah. While more delicate than most wines from neighboring regions, these are firmly structured, complex, and full of flavor. Carneros is also an important source of sparkling wines made in the style of [Champagne].