Morgante Nero d'Avola, 2006
This is a new release of a Sicilian red that is 100% Nero d'Avola. The wine is aged in small oak barrels for 4 months and released after about 1 year in the bottle. The color is a beautiful dark ruby with purple tones. There are splendid aromas of blackberries, blueberries and cotton candy. This is a "New World" wine that is loaded with pure flavors of dark berries and cherries with a slight hint of mineral. This is a medium to full bodied wine with supple tannins and acidity that highlight the fruit driven style. This wine should appeal to any lovers of fruity Australian wines. The finish is rich and smooth. This wine would pair well with some good dark chocolate. This lovely wine is available at Pete's Wine Shop, in Bellevue, for about $15.