I guess I CAN like European wines...

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Nero d'Avola.... looks and sounds fancy, doesn't it?

This varietal originates in Sicily. I've had a couple different bottles and the common trait they all share is a slight leathery nose, soft fruit notes in the initial taste, with a buttery finish. Very enjoyable with food.

Danny and I went to Ca' De Sole and shared a 3 course meal beginning with lobster salad, quail, and then a chocolate almond cake with chesnut gelato. We sipped our wine slowly and enjoyed it with all 3 courses. The wine brought out the flavors of the dishes - butter, spices, the rich chocolate.

I definitely need more experience with Nero d'Avolas to be able to write well about them, but I don't mind the research!


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