2008 Gulfi, Etna Rosso/Sicilia IGT(?), Reseca (RT94) Gulfi’s 100% Nerello Mascalese Reseca is a bottling that’s been consistently under-rated by competitor critics and underestimated in its aging potential too. I’ve had this wine in many vintages and this is an excellent example of of what I’m referring to: both quality-wise and with respect to its cellaring potential. At age 15, this is now in its peak drinking window and will hold here for at minimum an additional 5 years, perhaps longer. I’ve listed it in both ways the wine has been labeled – Etna Rosso and at times Sicilia IGT. I’m not certain why this is, but either way it makes no difference, it is just plain impressive. Crafted from 100+ year-old arberello trained vines grown in a tiny vineyard on the north slope of Mount Etna, producing a mere 4500 bottles. It is Certified Organic and Biodynamic. This beauty is drinking expressively at this stage of evolution, balancing an alluring bouquet with its utterly delicious palate. Notes of red cherry liqueur, dried strawberries, a thick layer of dry volcanic earth, herbs and light spices lead to a soft, round, beautifully balanced palate. This shows a less acidic, more accessible style of Etna Rosso than the typical bottling, creating an attractive, food friendly wine. Drink now-2028+