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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2004
Cusumano Nero d'Avola 2004
(search item no. 86778)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Cusumano's Nero d'Avola is grown near the heart of the island of Sicily. It is on the easy drinking side of the spectrum of Nero d'Avola production as a fruit driven offering with light spice and creaminess on the finish. Its unmistakable personality is a combination of black cherry and strawberry preserves and juniper berries on the nose. Enjoy now or age for another 5-7 years. Try with lamb chops or rare meats.
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About Cusumano:

Cusumano's wines come from premium sites all over Sicily, and are produced at the Partinico (straight west of Palermo) based family winery by third generation winemakers and brothers Diego and Alberto Cusumano. They craft wines of the 'new' Sicily typified by outstanding varietal expression, rich flavors, and a sensuality that could only be born under the Sicilian sun. Wine insiders have long predicted that Sicily would one day become Europe's dominant wine region. The sheer number of prime vineyard sites available, the diversity of microclimates and soils throughout the island, make it possible for Sicilian winemakers to work not only with exciting native varietals, but also with many international grapes. Cusumano is the pre-eminent producer turning that prediction into reality.