Benanti

Benanti

Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Cappuccio Blend 2011

Probably my favorite wine from Sicily! Plum, blueberry, cherry, anise, tobacco, earthy, and much more! Terrific with Chicken Marsala. — 13 days ago

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Alta Mora Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2019

Popped and poured; enjoyed over a 90 minute period. No formal notes. Slightly deeper in color than the Benanti enjoyed before and there’s a bit more depth in general when comparing the two. Ripe strawberries and cherries. Savory. Good structure. Drinking well now but this has the stuffing to mature gracefully over the next decade. — 3 months ago

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Rovittello Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2013

This was so good. Earthy cherries and spices. — 4 months ago

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Etna Bianco Carricante 2021

Notably rounder bodied, without the striking acidity of some other etnas. Drank next to the Massican Annia and latter won a slight preference. — a month ago

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Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese 2020

Popped and poured; enjoyed over a 90 minute period. No formal notes. The 2020 is an elegant Etna Rosso that wins you over with its beauty. The fruit is fresh and juicy and there are some lovely minerals. Balanced. Good structure. Not the most complex but it’s super easy to like and versatile enough for a variety of meals. Huge value. Drink now. — 3 months ago

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Etna Rosato Nerello Mascalese 2021

Anise and fresh leather on the nose. Chalky dry tannins on the front of the palate that lack any expression of fruit (!). If you’ve been following my reviews, you may have observed I enjoy minerally taste profiles, so, this doesn’t offend me in the least— but it is very surprising to taste it on the front  of the palate (because I didn’t think I had taste receptors for that sort of thing on the front of the tongue). To be doubly confusing the fruit appears briefly on the mid palate as candied cherries. But before it can become offensively saccharine, the fruit is quickly replaced by burnt umber dry notes—along with a cool minty substrate—that yield a very loooong finish.

I just realized that I sucked down half a bottle while trying to evaluate this wine. I initially gave it a 9.0 rating but I’m going up it to 9.2, because this wine is intriguing and it kept my interest.
— 3 months ago

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Pietra Marina Etna Bianco Superiore Carricante 2016

Outstanding wine. Minerally and saline. Excellent seafood wine. Not cheap, but shows what Carricante can do on the east slopes of Mt. Etna!! — 2 months ago

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Rosso di Verzella Etna Rosso Nerello Blend 2020

2020. I usually don’t get to the airport early enough to see what’s in the cruvinets behind the terminal bar, but I was really impressed by the “not your usual” selection. Used their app to order an Etna Bianco I hadn’t had before, and was surprised when my drink was delivered. Rosso from the same producer, so I understand the mixup, and very glad because it’s delicious! Good start to my Holiday vacation. — 2 months ago

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Rossodiverzela Etna Rosso Red Blend 2020

High toned, fruit and floral driven, accessible — 3 months ago

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