2004 Calabretta Etna Rosso

Nerello Mascalese

  • Italy
  • > Sicily
  • > Etna DOC
Drink between 2014 - 2020
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • MoTheMan wrote: (92 points)

    December 14, 2014 - Interesting floral/fruity notes with strong minerality on the nose.
    The kaleidascopic profile is an interesting one wiht a fruitful old world expression, nice terrroir expression, and minerality.
    It is very c/w Sicilian wines I've had . . . but my experience in that category is very limited.
    I can say this for sure . . . I LIKED IT. Will definatrey keep my eye out for more of this varietal and wines from this region.
    Good with many food dishes, but I do not think it will stand up to the heaviest of dishes/casseroles, etc . . .

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  • bretrooks wrote: (91 points)

    December 12, 2014 - Decanted 4 hours, consumed over 2+ hours with & after dinner. The nose reminded me a little of a spiced cranberry liqueur I've made for the holidays in years past - tart red berry fruit, just slightly candied, and hints of baking spices. Structured but bright and pure on the palate (barely-detectable brett, if any) with tart red berry fruit at the forefront but hidden earthy and herbal layers brought forth by our dinner. On its own, I would have enjoyed this well enough, but the way it complemented all the food we threw at it makes it noteworthy in my mind. Drinking very well...hope our others are this good.

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  • Thad Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 6, 2014 - open one hour
    Has to be Italian from the start but very unique, leather nose with cherry strawberry fruit but not overly ripe, the Etna mineral is there but not smokey. Medium body, long finish, needs food but worth a try

  • wineduggery Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 4, 2014 - A beautifully earthy Italian wine, and a great intro to how well they can age.

  • WST wrote: flawed

    November 16, 2014 - Damn, only batting .333 with this vintage. One gorgeous, one off with some unidentified flaw, then this one marred by a dollop of brett. Drinkable, but a real disappointment after seeing how a good bottle of this performs. Nice sweaty horse though.

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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 30 (9%)
  • In Cellars 235 (67%)
  • Consumed 87 (25%)

Food Pairing

almost anything, grilled meat, pasta, pizza, pork, tomato sauce, veal

Who Likes This Wine

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