Silverdale, WA 13% alc. (Purchased on 8/30/13)
Pours opaque deep purple; very fragrant nose of tar, ripe blackberry, some dark cherry, smoke and earth. There’s a slight metallic quality at the end, but it doesn’t really detract from the overall impression. In the mouth it’s soft and smooth, but with a tight and tart acid backbone; nice ripe black and red berry flavors with a bit of black coffee too. I find it to be rather Zin-like in a lighter to medium-bodied style. Not exactly extraordinary, but one of the tastier Neros (or overall, Sicillian reds) that I’ve had from GO. Bring on the pasta or wood-fired pizza!! I like this wine.
Appears, on line, that this Nero can be had at around $12-$13 regular price, so this isn’t a screaming deal. But I like paying nearly half the regular price. Found this very interesting and fun WordPress blog article from about a year ago here. Check it out…it’s a decent read. You may also want to check out BargainWhine’s June review of this producer’s Puglian Sangiovese.