Regaleali, Sicilia DOC (Sicily, Italy) Nero d’Avola 2020

($16):  Regaleali, owned by the Tasca d’Almerita family, one of the most famous and important producers in Sicily, rarely fails.  They certainly didn’t with this one, a harmonious balance of berry fruit and savory notes enrobed with a supple and suave texture.  This gentle red, weighing in at a mere 13 percent stated alcohol, has an appealing character than would pair beautifully with tomato sauced pasta or seafood.  A bargain for summertime drinking.
91 Michael Apstein Mar 26, 2024