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)