Sunday, October 15, 2006
Capocroce "Pulpito" Nero d' Avola 2003
This wine from Sicily is a light ruby color and has a very Italian nose to it. Lots of cherry, earth, leather, and a slight touch of tart raspberry. This wine has sharp acidity as do most wine from Italy and is no doubt made for a fine Italian cuisine. Ripe red cherry is the dominant flavor with spicy mocha and toast flavors. The finish is nice and long and leaves the mouth coated with flavor. I really enjoy this wine and the structure it has on the palate. The price point is around $15.00 retail and is a solid wine for the price. 87 points and a solid effort from Sicily.