2004 Calabretta Etna Rosso

Nerello Mascalese

  • Italy
  • > Sicily
  • > Etna DOC
Drink between 2014 - 2020
CT90.9 27 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • Napalover12693 wrote:

    October 19, 2014 - Good wine with food. A bit smokey

  • andreaskoeberl Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 12, 2014 - Earthy nose of mushrooms, bell pepper, black pepper, and black berries. Medium acidity and high tannins. Good finish. Very nice wine and excellent QPR.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • nectar14 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    October 2, 2014 - As others note, lots of brett. Thought I was sniffing a gueuze for a minute. Interestingly, it seems to work pretty well with the flavors of cherry and raspberry, which are zin/pinot/nebbiolo like. Strong but balanced finish.

  • stubbie999 Likes this wine:

    September 27, 2014 - Whoa. Overwhelming VA upon opening (and this is from a guy who can stand a little VA in his wines). After a vigorous decant, 3 hours and food the VA pulls back to reveal typical, acid driven Nerello flowers and rocks. It's possible my palate got a little numb to the VA as well, since I was tasting it all along those 3 hours. That said, it finally got to that delicious point!

  • Nanda wrote: (91 points)

    September 19, 2014 - Translucent brown-ruby in the glass. Lifted and pronounced nose has red berries, earth and leather notes. Palate bursts with acidity and earthy, rustic, red fruit flavor. Excellent grip and tension across the mid-palate into medium+ finish. Palate echoes the nose with some cigar and ash notes added. There is modest complexity here and terrific balance. This is dialed in for pizza or pasta with a red sauce. Good stuff.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Calabretta
  • Varietal Nerello Mascalese
  • Designation Rosso
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Etna DOC

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 39 (14%)
  • In Cellars 194 (68%)
  • Consumed 52 (18%)

Food Pairing

pasta, pizza, pork, tomato sauce, veal

Who Likes This Wine

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