Hooray for Sicilian Syrah

It’s #TipsyThursday, and even though I’m still recovering from a cold, I’m thinking back on last week when I was looking fine and sipping on some wine – some 2017 Cusumano Syrah, to be exact.

Cusumano Winery is spearheaded by two brothers who run the operations closely with their father, Francesco Cusumano, and craft the wines with winemaker Mario Ronco. The wines are all estate grown and the family owns and operates more than 1,000 acres of vineyards located in different areas around Sicily.

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The grapes in this wine are grown in clay-based soil throughout the rolling hills of Presti e Pegni. The wine was made with 100% Syrah and was medium burgundy in color with defined tears. It had a ripe dark berry nose with a hint of pepper or spice. It was full-bodied with a nice ripeness of dark fruit, berries, earth. It had a smooth, plush mouth feel with nice tannins. You can find it online for under $20, so a great value sipper. I, clearly, paired my outfit to the wine and art.

Check out my notes on their Grillo here.

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