2016 Planeta Etna Rosso

SKU #1352799 92 points James Suckling

 Lots of lemon and raspberry aromas follow through to a medium body, citrus undertones and a tangy, linear finish.  (10/2018)

92 points Vinous

 Bright red. Effusively floral and mineral on both the nose and the palate. Very easygoing and light on its feet, with seamless tannins, and a nicely persistent, repeating mineral and floral quality on the long, vibrant finish. I especially like this wine’s downright knockout nose. (ID)  (8/2019)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 Wild berry, Mediterranean scrub, underbrush and dark spice aromas form the nose of this immensely enjoyable, drinkable red. Smooth and linear, the bright, polished palate delivers crushed strawberry, juicy red cherry and ground black pepper alongside lithe tannins. An iron note marks the close. Drink through 2022. (KO)  (12/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The Planeta 2016 Etna Rosso opens to a lean, streamlined appearance with brilliant ruby and garnet hues that shine bright from deep inside this attractive wine. The brightness of those ruby hues is noteworthy, as many Etna reds show pale color stability in comparison. This wine opens to a mild, almost fragile bouquet with finely-tuned aromas of wild berry, red currant, smoke and ash. The folks at Planeta have opted for an understated expression of Nerello Mascalese, and this suits the grape very nicely. I would propose this Etna Rosso for near or medium-term drinking. (ML) 90+  (12/2018)

90 points Wine Spectator

 A fresh and elegant red, featuring light, crisp tannins and a bright mix of wild cherry, pomegranate and Earl Grey tea flavors. Finely meshed, with a lingering, delicate finish of spice and mineral. (AN)  (10/2018)

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2018 | Send Email
This delicious, food friendly wine is a great introduction to the volcanic reds of Mount Etna. This is light in color with a fabulous middle of dried mixed berries and spice. The supple and fruity middle gives way to a dry and elegant finish with fine tannins perfect for washing down a light lunch or a rich dinner.

By: Rachel Alcarraz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/27/2018 | Send Email
While many Etna Rosso wines benefit from long aging, the Planeta is fresh and approachable soon after release. It is more supple filled with sweet cherries and medium structure. It is food friendly and maybe too easy to enjoy. Like drinking a Nebbiolo Langhe while you wait for your Barolos to age, you drink the Planeta while you wait for your single vineyard Etnas to come around!

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