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92
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Occhipinti 2013 SP 68 Red (Terre Siciliane)

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Very pretty aromas of rose, violet and perfumed berry lead the nose on this concentrated wine. The juicy palate offers blackberry, black cherry, licorice and white pepper alongside lithe, polished tannins and bright acidity. The succulent finish closes on a mineral note.

 — K.O.  (4/1/2015)
91
points

Occhipinti 2010 Il Frappato (Sicilia)

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If you love Pinot Noir, you should definitely try Sicily’s Frappato grape. The crowning achievement of dynamic vintner Arianna Occhipinti, this wine portrays the variety in it’s purest form. Dark ruby in color, notes of forest fruit, blue flower, spice and smoked bacon abound.

 — M.L.  (3/1/2013)
91
points

Occhipinti 2008 Il Frappato (Sicilia)

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The flagship wine from dynamic organic producer Arianna Occhipinti, a sassy, 20-something winemaker who has taken Sicilian wine by storm since her first vintages. It is a must-try for those looking for new tastes in the emerging school of natural wines. It won’t appeal to those with mainstream tastes, but is irresistible to those with an eclectic wine streak.

 — M.L.  (7/1/2011)
90
points

Occhipinti 2012 Il Frappato (Sicilia)

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Tilled earth, game, red berry and orange peel aromas lead the nose on this concentrated wine. The ripe, savory palate delivers fleshy sour cherry, crushed raspberry, notes of baking spice, mineral and a suggestion of game. It’s delicious, with an earthy charm that gives it a distinct character.

 — K.O.  (4/1/2015)
90
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Occhipinti 2010 Siccagno Nero d'Avola (Sicilia)

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There’s a wild, untamed quality to this 100% Nero d’Avola that comes forth as almond, wild berry, cola and dried ginger. Made according to biodynamic principles, this is fresh, tart, focused and complex. It offers a thrilling experience.

 — M.L.  (3/1/2013)
90
points

Occhipinti 2009 Siccagno Nero d'Avola (Sicilia)

A feminine expression of Nero d’Avola, this shows layers of forest berry, vanilla, cola, light spice and crushed almond. It shows a sleek, polished mouthfeel.

 — M.L.  (3/1/2013)
90
points

Occhipinti 2008 Siccagno Nero d'Avola (Sicilia)

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Natural winemaker Arianna Occhipinti offers this dark and velvety expression of Nero d’Avola with smokey, earthy notes at the back of mature fruit and small berry. There’s an undeniable elegance and compactness to the mouthfeel.

 — M.L.  (7/1/2011)
89
points

Occhipinti 2010 Red (Cerasuolo di Vittoria)

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Earthy aromas of underbrush, game, overripe berry and tilled soil lead the nose on this soulful wine. The palate offers the same gamy note alongside spiced blackberry, blueberry, orange zest and clove. Firm but fine-grained tannins provide support.

 — K.O.  (4/1/2015)
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