Viticultori Associati Canicatti Nero d'Avola-Syrah Sicilia Scialo 2008 (90 points, $23)
Dark, rich and polished, with racy cassis, plum sauce and raspberry ganache notes woven with fine tannins and hints of spice, licorice and ash. The fruit returns for an encore on the finish. Drink now through 2015. 40,000 cases made. From Italy.