Awhile back fellow blogger and wine enthusiast Lulu said she’d found this Sicilian red at her local Trader Joe’s and really enjoyed it. That was enough for me!
Wine: Nero d’Avola
Appellation: Terre Siciliane IGT
Price: $5.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: Here is another varietal that I’ve just barely stuck my big toe into. I.e., I’ve had limited experience with these wines and am still learning as I trundle along my circuitous wine journey. The last one I tasted brought a very dark flavor profile to the palate. This selection, however, was quite a different experience. The color was dark — a deep garnet. In the bouquet I found earth, oak, ripe berries and a touch of smoke. The body was on the lighter edge of medium. It had high acidity, moderate tannins and 12.5% alcohol. Flavors for me included boysenberry, oak and eucalyptus. I felt it was a simple, pleasant, easy-drinking glass of wine. Absolutely nothing to complain about here in my book, especially given it’s bargain price. Thanks, Lulu, for the recommendation!