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2017 Carranco Villa dei Baroni Etna Rosso DOC

2017 Carranco Villa dei Baroni Etna Rosso DOC

Producer:  Carranco

Region: Castiglione di Sicilia

Country: Italy

Grapes: 95% Nerello Mascalese, 5% Nerello Cappucio

Vintage: 2017

ABV: 14%

Vivino: 4.0
Drink By: 2026

Tech Sheet


Occasional Wine Note: We arranged for a tour and tasting of this magnificent vineyard a couple of years back and were blown away by this fantastic Cabernet blend. You may not find this one in many wine shops, particularly outside of California, but you will, as we did, find it on every top end restaurant’s wine list in Santa Barbara and a few further north. We put this one squarely on par with the great wines of Napa Valley. What a great representation of the quality of wine you can find in Santa Barbara!

  • Wine Enthusiast

    Critic Score: 95

    Enticing scents of wild berry, violet and Mediterranean scrub mingle with minty notes. It's elegant and linear, offering juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and orange zest alongside lithe, polished tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced.

  • Rafaele Vecchione

    Critic Score: 94

    From the pale color it reveals an energy of great value in the dizzying quality of the notes of red plums, cherries, rosemary, thyme, marjoram and orange juice. In the background, the true territorial essence is manifested in the scents of rose petals and geraniums which frame a sensory picture of remarkable beauty in a three-dimensional way. Medium body, slightly extracted soft tannins and a thin finish that makes the elegant closure the "must to taste" not to be missed. Drink now.

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