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4 August 2014

WINE SPECTATOR AUGUST 2014

SPADAFORA Sicilia Sole dei Padri 2008 Score: 92 | $80
Well-sculpted tannins and racy acidity structure ripe and juicy flavors of
date, dried currant, dark chocolate and
tarry smoke, keeping this focused and tightly knit through to the firm,
tobacco- and spice-laced finish. Syrah. Best
from 2016 through 2028. 15 cases imported. —A.N.

SPADAFORA Nero d'Avola Sicilia Schietto 2010 Score: 90 | $33
Fresh and harmonious, with a lovely array of plum sauce, loamy earth,
graphite, black cherry puree and licorice
notes. Fine-grained tannins impart a velvety mouthfeel, while the
mouthwatering finish echoes the ripe fruit and
spice details. Drink now through 2024. 150 cases imported. —A.N.