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936 N. Clinton St. Syracuse, NY 13204
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The Cellar at Harbor View has the largest selection of fine wines in the area. Cellarmaster Dale Record conducts free tastings Thursdays 4:30-7:30 p.m. and also offers wine education classes several times a year. 

The Cellar is open seven days a week. Dale is in The Cellar Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; or by appointment. Harbor View sales associates are available at any time to assist you with a Cellar selection. Simply ask. 

“The Cellar” at Harbor View

Thursday Tasting

May 23, 2019, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Sicily: Famous for its sun, its food and its outstanding wines!

We spent almost 12 days traveling through Sicily, touring ruins and exploring its cities. But as much as I loved all of that, what I enjoyed most was the fabulous food and wine of the region. Since Sicily is an island in the middle of the Mediterranean, seafood reigns supreme and because of this, the wines produced there reflects the climate and soil. No matter where we ate: a cute little family-run pizzeria; a bar that had perhaps the best pastries and coffee in Sicily; or in trattorias serving the freshest seafood on the island, our trip was a food and wine lover’s delight.

In Sicily, we had the opportunity to visit two wineries near Marsala—Donnafugata and Cantine Fina—and tasted their really delicious wines. Of course, we also sampled a few wines from other producers over several lunches and dinners ranging from crisp whites, which were ideal as either an aperitif or with fresh salads and seafood, to delicious reds that are great when lightly chilled and pair beautifully with grilled meats and fish like tuna and swordfish.

Please join me this Thursday to taste these delicious Sicilian discoveries and see why I’m so excited to share them with you! Cin Cin!  ~Cellarmaster Dale

Donnafugata ‘SurSur’ Grillo Sicilia DOC 2018 (Contessa Entellina Vineyard, Southwestern Sicily, Italy) One of my favorite white grape varietals from Sicily is Grillo. It is crisp, fresh and scented with wildflowers and white-fleshed fruit flavors. This selection is a terrific example of the varietal and is exquisite for summer entertaining. While not yet rated, the prior four vintages were all rated 90 points. Grillo is an ancient indigenous Sicilian grape variety, but it is also a cute little animal (the cricket) that brings good luck. The name sur sur, which means cricket, comes from the classical Arabic language which was once also spoken in Sicily.

“A brilliant straw yellow, on the nose SurSur 2018 offers a fresh bouquet with notes of white-fleshed fruit (peach and plum) combined with scents of wildflowers. A soft palate, the fruity notes return combined with a pleasant freshness.” ~ Winery

It matches perfectly with seafood appetizers, vegetarian first courses and roasted fish. Try also with grilled white meats and fresh goat cheese.

Cellar Price: $17.99/bottle

Donnafugata ‘Anthìlia’ Sicilia DOC 2017 (Contessa Entellina Vineyard, Southwestern Sicily, Italy)—91 Points James Suckling

This is a white wine blend which is primarily Cataratto and is also combined with other indigenous Sicilian white varietals as well. The most enjoyed Donnafugata wine in the world, the 2017 vintage ‘Anthìlia’ is characterized by a fresh and fragrant bouquet with notes of fresh stone fruits and aromatic herbs.

The label depicts the face of a woman, mysterious and fleeting like the Elymian civilization. Anthìlia is the name given to the city of Entella on the top of the Rocca in Roman times. Today, Anthìlia is the name of a wine that is identified with the ancient territory where it has its roots. It is the first wine to have been conceived at Donnafugata and still remains to this day in the hearts of many admirers.

“Anthilia 2017 has a straw yellow color. The nose presents a fresh and fruity bouquet with notes of white-fleshed fruits (peach) combined with scents of aromatic herbs. On the palate we find the evident fruity note again, refreshed by agreeable flavors. It finishes with good persistence.” ~ Winery

“This shows dried pineapple, lemon curd and orange blossom. Medium body, a layering of acidity and a flavorful finish. Drink now.” JS

Perfect when paired with tomato and basil bruschetta, seafood pasta and bluefish, as well as with Caesar salad.

Tasting Bar Price: $12.79/bottle; Regular Price: $15.99

Donnafugata ‘Sherazade’ Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2018 (Contessa Entellina Vineyard, Southwestern Sicily, Italy) No tasting of Sicilian wines would be complete without Nero d’Avola. ‘Sherazade’ is fresh with lovely fruit owing to it being stainless steel fermented and briefly aged before being released. While the 2018  vintage is not yet rated, the four prior vintages all received 90+ scores.

“Sherazade 2018 has a brilliant ruby red color with violet reflections. The nose offers a pleasantly fruity bouquet with fragrant notes of red plum and sour cherry, combined with light spicy scents. The palate is fleshy and perfectly reflects the bouquet revealing an extraordinary freshness. The well-integrated tannin completes this fragrant and pleasant wine.” ~Winery

We suggest pairing it with fish soup, pizza or classic tomato spaghetti.

Cellar Price: $17.49/bottle

Donnafugata ‘Tancredi’ Terre Siciliane IGT 2015 (Contessa Entellina Vineyard, Southwestern Sicily, Italy) An international blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Tannat, this wine is big, full-bodied and a perfect pairing with steak. The grapes go through a rigorous sorting process, followed by 13 days of maceration and fermentation. The wine then sees aging for 13 months in new and older French oak barriques and then in the bottle for at least 24 months.

“A deep ruby red, Tancredi 2015 is characterized by a fragrant bouquet with notes of red fruit (cherry and plum) combined with delicate tertiary scents of sweet tobacco, chocolate and spices (black pepper). In the mouth, it offers a structure with important and well-integrated tannins. An enveloping and persistent finish.” ~Winery

It will find its best pairing with a T-bone steak, gourmet burgers and game. Delicious also with beef Stroganoff with mushrooms.

Cellar Price: $32.99/bottle

You must be at least 21 years old to attend this FREE tasting event. Valid photo ID is required. Selections subject to change based upon distributor availability. 

Upcoming Tasting May 23, 2019

Next week’s tasting is all about wines for this summer! Be ready for outdoor dining and entertaining this summer and stock up and save on the delicious wines featured next week. We’ll have it all: a tasty crisp white, a lovely rosé for seafood and chicken, as well as a couple of ‘must-have’ reds… Don’t miss it!

“The Cellar” at Harbor View

Thursday Tasting

May 23, 2019, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Sicily: Famous for its sun, its food and its outstanding wines!

We spent almost 12 days traveling through Sicily, touring ruins and exploring its cities. But as much as I loved all of that, what I enjoyed most was the fabulous food and wine of the region. Since Sicily is an island in the middle of the Mediterranean, seafood reigns supreme and because of this, the wines produced there reflects the climate and soil. No matter where we ate: a cute little family-run pizzeria; a bar that had perhaps the best pastries and coffee in Sicily; or in trattorias serving the freshest seafood on the island, our trip was a food and wine lover’s delight.

In Sicily, we had the opportunity to visit two wineries near Marsala—Donnafugata and Cantine Fina—and tasted their really delicious wines. Of course, we also sampled a few wines from other producers over several lunches and dinners ranging from crisp whites, which were ideal as either an aperitif or with fresh salads and seafood, to delicious reds that are great when lightly chilled and pair beautifully with grilled meats and fish like tuna and swordfish.

Please join me this Thursday to taste these delicious Sicilian discoveries and see why I’m so excited to share them with you! Cin Cin!  ~Cellarmaster Dale

Donnafugata ‘SurSur’ Grillo Sicilia DOC 2018 (Contessa Entellina Vineyard, Southwestern Sicily, Italy) One of my favorite white grape varietals from Sicily is Grillo. It is crisp, fresh and scented with wildflowers and white-fleshed fruit flavors. This selection is a terrific example of the varietal and is exquisite for summer entertaining. While not yet rated, the prior four vintages were all rated 90 points. Grillo is an ancient indigenous Sicilian grape variety, but it is also a cute little animal (the cricket) that brings good luck. The name sur sur, which means cricket, comes from the classical Arabic language which was once also spoken in Sicily.

“A brilliant straw yellow, on the nose SurSur 2018 offers a fresh bouquet with notes of white-fleshed fruit (peach and plum) combined with scents of wildflowers. A soft palate, the fruity notes return combined with a pleasant freshness.” ~ Winery

It matches perfectly with seafood appetizers, vegetarian first courses and roasted fish. Try also with grilled white meats and fresh goat cheese.

Cellar Price: $17.99/bottle

Donnafugata ‘Anthìlia’ Sicilia DOC 2017 (Contessa Entellina Vineyard, Southwestern Sicily, Italy)—91 Points James Suckling

This is a white wine blend which is primarily Cataratto and is also combined with other indigenous Sicilian white varietals as well. The most enjoyed Donnafugata wine in the world, the 2017 vintage ‘Anthìlia’ is characterized by a fresh and fragrant bouquet with notes of fresh stone fruits and aromatic herbs.

The label depicts the face of a woman, mysterious and fleeting like the Elymian civilization. Anthìlia is the name given to the city of Entella on the top of the Rocca in Roman times. Today, Anthìlia is the name of a wine that is identified with the ancient territory where it has its roots. It is the first wine to have been conceived at Donnafugata and still remains to this day in the hearts of many admirers.

“Anthilia 2017 has a straw yellow color. The nose presents a fresh and fruity bouquet with notes of white-fleshed fruits (peach) combined with scents of aromatic herbs. On the palate we find the evident fruity note again, refreshed by agreeable flavors. It finishes with good persistence.” ~ Winery

“This shows dried pineapple, lemon curd and orange blossom. Medium body, a layering of acidity and a flavorful finish. Drink now.” JS

Perfect when paired with tomato and basil bruschetta, seafood pasta and bluefish, as well as with Caesar salad.

Tasting Bar Price: $12.79/bottle; Regular Price: $15.99

Donnafugata ‘Sherazade’ Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC 2018 (Contessa Entellina Vineyard, Southwestern Sicily, Italy) No tasting of Sicilian wines would be complete without Nero d’Avola. ‘Sherazade’ is fresh with lovely fruit owing to it being stainless steel fermented and briefly aged before being released. While the 2018  vintage is not yet rated, the four prior vintages all received 90+ scores.

“Sherazade 2018 has a brilliant ruby red color with violet reflections. The nose offers a pleasantly fruity bouquet with fragrant notes of red plum and sour cherry, combined with light spicy scents. The palate is fleshy and perfectly reflects the bouquet revealing an extraordinary freshness. The well-integrated tannin completes this fragrant and pleasant wine.” ~Winery

We suggest pairing it with fish soup, pizza or classic tomato spaghetti.

Cellar Price: $17.49/bottle

Donnafugata ‘Tancredi’ Terre Siciliane IGT 2015 (Contessa Entellina Vineyard, Southwestern Sicily, Italy) An international blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Tannat, this wine is big, full-bodied and a perfect pairing with steak. The grapes go through a rigorous sorting process, followed by 13 days of maceration and fermentation. The wine then sees aging for 13 months in new and older French oak barriques and then in the bottle for at least 24 months.

“A deep ruby red, Tancredi 2015 is characterized by a fragrant bouquet with notes of red fruit (cherry and plum) combined with delicate tertiary scents of sweet tobacco, chocolate and spices (black pepper). In the mouth, it offers a structure with important and well-integrated tannins. An enveloping and persistent finish.” ~Winery

It will find its best pairing with a T-bone steak, gourmet burgers and game. Delicious also with beef Stroganoff with mushrooms.

Cellar Price: $32.99/bottle

You must be at least 21 years old to attend this FREE tasting event. Valid photo ID is required. Selections subject to change based upon distributor availability. 

Upcoming Tasting May 23, 2019

Next week’s tasting is all about wines for this summer! Be ready for outdoor dining and entertaining this summer and stock up and save on the delicious wines featured next week. We’ll have it all: a tasty crisp white, a lovely rosé for seafood and chicken, as well as a couple of ‘must-have’ reds… Don’t miss it!