Santa Cecilia 2007
External Reviews for Santa Cecilia
/ A superb Nero d'Avola. Dark ruby in color, it has a savory nose of dark cherries, plum, leather and a touch of herbs. On the palate it displays tart black fruit with notes of clove, pepper and oak, silky mouth feel and a long elegant finish.
Sizzling Sicily/ Aromas of black licorice, plum and cherry. Medium-full with excellent concentration. Long, long finish with great fruit persistence, refined tannins and lively acidity. Elegant from start to finish. Enjoy over the next seven to ten years.
/ Round and full bodied, this is a well balanced Nero d'Avola, with intense fruitiness, mild oak character, and a medium long finish.
Spectator Selections: New Wines from Around the World/ Has subtle plum and berry character, with hints of lemon peel. Medium- to full-bodied, with good fruit and a medium finish. Straightforward. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,835 cases made.
Italian Connection - Planeta/ Planeta is an impressive, critically acclaimed group of wines- at a variety of price points. You don’t have to think about it- if you see “Planeta” on the label, you know it’s going to be good.Rich plum, red berry and chocolate notes are supported by a balancing acidity. Medium-bodied with a juicy, lipsmacking finish. Ready to drink now and over the next couple of years.
Planeta 2011 Santa Cecilia - 94 Pts - Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast/ Always one of the finest expressions of Nero d'Avola, this polished, delicious wine opens with enticing aromas of blue flower, dark berry and a whiff of smoky graphite. The smooth, almost creamy palate doles out layers of blackberry, pomegranate, raspberry, white pepper, carob and licorice, while velvety tannins and fresh acidity provide support.
/ Planeta's flagship red is a lush, modern wine that showcases Nero d'Avola's vast enological potential. The aromas are deep, layered and generous and draw attention to chocolate fudge, creamy espresso, plump cherry and smooth blackberry preserves. The finish is silky and long with bright notes of red fruit and spice. Dusty tannins back the robust structure.