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91
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Occhipinti 2010 Il Frappato (Sicilia)

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  1. $42
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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  1. $40
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 2010 Siccagno Nero d'Avola (Sicilia)

  1. $42
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 2011 SP68 Rosso Red (Sicilia)

  1. $30
This biodynamic blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola shows a bright ruby color, with fresh aromas of blueberry, cassis and white almond. The mouthfeel is fresh, bearing a sour cherry flavor.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)
88
points

Occhipinti 2009 SP68 Rosso Red (Sicilia)

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Part of a new generation of “vini naturali” from Italy, this Sicilian blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato opens with small berry and mature fruit tones of dried raspberry and blueberry. It’s a crisp, compact wine with almond characteristics on the close.  — M.L.  (7/1/2011)
87
points

Occhipinti 2011 SP68 Bianco White (Sicilia)

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This blend of Albanello and Moscato opens with an off-gold color and rich aromas of yellow rose and honey. There’s a touch of bitter almond on the palate.  — M.L.  (3/1/2013)
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