Tasting Note                         

89+   2012  Terre Nere  Etna Bianco (Sicily)   8/4/13 ($15)

50% Carricante, 25% Catarrato, 15% Grecanico, 10% Inzolia   13% alc
Color: Medium straw to light gold. (3.0) Bouquet: Pronounced oatmeal, green apple and citrus. (3.0) Body: Solid middleweight with a tangy/grainy mouthfeel. Excellent acidity, fruit and briny minerality. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet with some pleasantly bitter anise. (3.0) Finish: Parallels flavor, but somewhat closed at present. Tart fruit and brine linger. (2.5)
Overall: Young and lively with room to open and improve with time. Tastes similar to a serious Pinot Grigio. Excellent value. (14.5)

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