STAFF PICK from Chris Wilford:
Scinniri IGT Sicily 2010 One of my favorite new additions to our book is the Scinniri IGT from Sicily. A killer blend of 60 % Nerello Mascalese, 30% Cesanese and 10% Petit Verdot from the slopes of Mt. Etna. I have been a huge fan of the wines of this region for years. This beautiful unoaked blend is no eception. Exuberant and yet refined, showing fruity notes of black cherry along with smoke, white pepper, herb de Provence and black tea. All this balanced by the unmistakable minerality of the sicilian volcanic soil. This wine has become a staple at my table for its sheer ease and versatility. Simply a killer of a wine and a steal at its price.