Scilio Etna Rosso 2009
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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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
Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse...
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].