The 2017 Sicilia Nero d'Avola is very characteristic of the grape, and this is a feat that the team at Morgante seems to nail almost every year. I consider these wines to be some of the most varietally true expressions you can find. The wine opens to a medium-dark color with garnet highlights followed by aromas of dark, almost cooked cherry with scorched earth, black olive and a light touch of wild Sicilian fennel. Drink this wine quickly while those Nero d'Avola characteristics are most intense. They produced 227,000 bottles, and you get great value.
89 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Oct 2019)
Tarry mineral and spice notes create an aromatic entry to this round, lively, medium-bodied red. Lightly chewy tannins lend definition to the flavors of black cherry coulis, vanilla and grilled herb. Drink now through 2022. 25,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported.
88 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (2020)