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Cusumano Nero D'avola 2014 Wine Review

Cusumano Nero D'avola 2014

Cusumano Nero D'avola 2014

Sicily, Italy

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $12.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Cusumano

Agent: FWM Canada

Natalie's Score: 90/100

An exceptional wine for the money! This southern Italian red wine is made from the Nero d'Avola grape, the iconic red grape of the island of Sicily. Layers of fleshy black (nero) fruit and pepper spice. Pair with grilled meats.

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This Cusumano Nero D'avola 2014 was reviewed on October 10, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

From Sicily, a full-bodied dry red that shows ripe dark fruit, spices and an intriguing hint of salinity. Enjoy with savoury appetizers, such as olives and Prosciutto.
Tasted Oct. 2016
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A flavourful Pinot Noir to pair well with a variety of foods…
Presentation: Simple, distinctive, easy to spot on the shelf and easy to read
Appearance: Clear, medium to deep colour, ruby to purple colour
Nose: Clean, medium nose with anise, smoke, dark red berries (cassis, blackberries), plums
Taste: Dry, medium to full body, high acidity, high tannins, notes of anise, sour raspberries, asparagus, earth
Finish: Long finish, with anise, sour cherries notes
Overall impression: A good Pinot Noir with flavourful notes that should pair well with a variety of vegetarian and meat dishes.
Value: 4/5
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Full-bodied and rich with aromas of plum, blackberry, leather and spice. Grippy tannins with a long, dark fruit finish. Great value wine! Pair with red meats or grilled pork. October 02, 2016.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Nero d'Avola is a grape variety indigenous to Sicily. Cusumano crafts a wine that is velvety-smooth, full of ripe cherry and blackberry, leather and herbal notes and graphite-dry tannins. Pretty cool and great value.
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Medium-plus purple. Ripe dark fruit aroma with a hint of spices. Medium body with medium-low tannins and long acidity. Fruity dry wine which will pair weel with pork.
Mika rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Full bodied and smooth, very pleasant to drink for the price! Surprised it was so good.

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