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12 Март 2013

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93 points - PRINICIPI DI SPADAFORA 2008 SOLE DEI PADRI SYRAH (Sicily)

Francesco Spadafora makes one of the best Syrahs in Sicily and Italy.  This offers beautiful aromas of dark fruit and chocolate, follwed by spice, leather and tobacco accents.  These aromas are well integrated, resulting in a silky, creamy mouthfeel, with a long persistency. – EDITOR’S CHOICE

 

90 points - PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA 2008 SCHIETTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON (Sicily)

This offers blackberry,prune and cooked plum flavors, with tones of leather and tobacco.  The mouthfeel is smooth and silky.

 

87 points – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA 2011 DON PIETRO WHITE

This blend of Catarratto, Grillo and Inzolia shows Sicilian personality, with bright lemon, almond and sea breeze aromas. The palate’s freshness and lightness would pair well with grilled fish or shrimp.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)

 

86 points – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA 2011 ROSATO

Light pink in color, this wine offers generous aromas of forest fruit and citrus. It has enough depth and creaminess to pair with a spicy Thai mango salad.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)

 

85 POINTS – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA 2011 ALHAMBRA BIANCO

A blend of Inzolia and Catarratto, this has a slender mouthfeel, followed by a bright citrus note at the finish. It’s an easy wine to enjoy with appetizers or finger foods.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)

 

88 POINTS – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA 2010 SYRAH  (BEST BUY)

Winemaker Francesco Spadafora shows his deft hand with Syrah in this easygoing wine. It has intensity and complexity, with layers of spice, red cherry, leather and black pepper.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)

 

87 points – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA SCHIETTO CHARDONNAY 2010

Clean and polished, this Chardonnay opens with very subtle tones of vanilla, peach and passion fruit. There’s just enough structure to create rich, creamy sensations.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)

 

85 POINTS – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA 2010 ALHAMBRA NERO D’AVOLA

This has jammy aromas of strawberry and raspberry that would work well at cocktail hour. The palate is lean.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)

 

88 POINTS – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA 2009 DON PIETRO ROSSO

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Merlot opens with bright intensity, especially in terms of the quality of its fruit aromas. The palate is smooth and silky, with a long, fruit-driven finish.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)

 

87 POINTS – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA SCHIETTO NERO D’AVOLA

A bright and straightforward expression of Nero d’Avola, this offers notes of red fruit and toasted pistachio, plus a light shading of tobacco.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)

 

88 POINTS – PRINCIPI DI SPADAFORA 2007 SCHIETTO SYRAH

This Syrah offers bright tones of leather, cured meat and blackberry. Smooth and long-lasting, the palate boasts loads of bright berries.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)