A thoroughly enjoyable wine for any day of the week. A notable dark red, cooked fruit flavor, with integrated mild tannins and lively acidity give it just enough granularity and presence and a touch of fennel, too. Pour it liberally alongside simple meat dishes or traditional pasta with marinara sauce. Highly Recommended (90-94) — BSE

WHO: Donnafugata

WHAT: Nero d’Avola blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and other grapes
WHERE:  Sicilia DOC
HOW MUCH: about $14   (media sample)

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Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work appears in many national publications including Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television.

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