Had this with lunch the other day at Tronino's @ Home. Not a bad bottle, spicy and unripe berry, but with rounded mouth. Took a long time to open up a bit. Might do well with a bit more age?
Three and a half glasses
Very earthy, rustic, beautiful color and bouquet. Surprisingly not tannic and no after effects, i.e. headaches. Becoming one of my favorites.
11/08/08 Black cherry & spice flavors. Quicker finish, fairly dry. We enjoyed this wine very much. A great buy.
Nose of dark fruit and a little heat. Tasted light and has a little tang to it. Finished like a glass of really ripe, dry, authentic apple cider. The kind you have to shake up to distribute the sediment. I like that about it. Light body very light color. Simple but good.
Really love this wine! Very easy drinking on its own , but pairs well with many foods. Use a true "red wine goblet" to fully enjoy it's flavor and aroma.
External Reviews for Sella & Mosca Cannonau Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva
Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2006 - 89 Points & Listed among Italy's Finest Values/ ...is a fabulous wine for the money... impresses for its persistence, purity of fruit and wonderful balance. Dried cherries, crushed flowers and spices linger on the ethereal finish... Listed among Italy's Finest Values .
Tastings: Southern Italy/ Light and elegant, this estate-grown cannonau has a lively acidity and saline minerality that makes its plummy fruit irresistibly vibrant. Try it with eggplant rollatini.
/ The 2002 Connonau Riserva is light ruby in color with an orange rim and displays scents of cranberry, spice earth and leather. On the palate it exhibits sweet blackcurrant fruit, anise and more earth and leather accents, combined with finely wrought tannins, and a soft juicy finish. This is a wine for food and early consumption.
In Italy and elsewhere in Europe, wine connoisseurs and industry professionals rate Sella & Mosca among Italy's most outstanding wine estates. Sella & Mosca's I Piani estate in Sardinia constitutes the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy and counts itself among the country's most impressive wineries. Situated in the northwest corner of Sardinia, just inland from the pretty, historic port of Alghero, this 1,600-acre property with more than 1,200 acres of vines is one of the largest wine estates in Europe As Sardinia's foremost wine producer, Sella & Mosca is renowned for premium wines made exclusively from estate-grown grapes. In addition to native varieties such as Vermentino and Cannonau, the winery has successfully pioneered the introduction of international grape varieties, notably Cabernet Sauvignon. Production Area Selected portions of the Sella & Mosca estate’s Cannonau vineyards with clay and sand soils, near the port of Alghero in the northwest corner of Sardinia. Grape Varieties 100% Cannonau Vinification The grapes are harvested manually and mechanically in late autumn and undergo fermentation in stainless steel vats for fifteen days at 72-79°F. Aged two years in large Slavonian oak barrels with an additional several months in bottle prior to release. Color Initially dark, ruby red, during maturation it loses intensity and takes on a warmer tone Bouquet Mesmerizing scent, redolent of violets Taste Warm, dry, and harmonious with plumy fruit flavors and an aristocratic oak overtone. Alcohol 13.5%
The New Italy/ The Sardinian variety Cannonau produces velvety reds like this black cherry-filled bottling from one of Sardinia's largest producers.
/ Medium bodied with bright but balanced acidity; flavors of red currant and cranberry with notes of dried herb and leather. Pecorino Ginepro with grilled figs and truffle honey.
Cannonau di Sardegna 2008 - 91 points, Wine Advocate/ A frankly ridiculous value...gorgeous. Firm tannins frame a core of expressive red cherries, tobacco, wild herbs and flowers. The 2008 impresses for its depth and sheer richness.It is a magnificent wine.
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