Broc Cellars, Nero d'Avola, Mendocino County, Mendocino
Drinking Window: 2016 - 2021
Not a grape associated with California, but it seems to work and is definitely worth trying. The nose is packed with vibrant red and black fruit flavours combined with a refreshing acidity and nice grippy tannins. The wine has seen no oak, but 10% of the grapes were fermented by carbonic maceration in terracotta vessels for added complexity. The delicious bright fruit intensity will pair nicely with simple Italian pasta dishes.