Sella & Mosca Cannonau Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva 2011

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Type of Vine: Grenache Alcohol Percentage: 13 %

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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 u... Read more

Very earthy, rustic, beautiful color and bouquet. Surprisingly not tannic and no after effects, i.e. headaches. Becoming one of my favorites. Read more

11/08/08 Black cherry & spice flavors. Quicker finish, fairly dry. We enjoyed this wine very much. A great buy. Read more

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Snooth User: puhnner
1534071,417
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/15/2014

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?


Snooth User: soskelnt
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

Very earthy, rustic, beautiful color and bouquet. Surprisingly not tannic and no after effects, i.e. headaches. Becoming one of my favorites.


Snooth User: CLOJON
10215787
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/29/2008

11/08/08 Black cherry & spice flavors. Quicker finish, fairly dry. We enjoyed this wine very much. A great buy.


Snooth User: nshowe
57993134
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/14/2010

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.


Snooth User: lake lover
7258244
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/10/2011

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.


Snooth User: CLOJON
10215787
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/07/2009

Sweet floral scent, otherwise muted. The floral scent of this wine carries over into the initial taste. Medium tannins with a floral taste as well. a drier finish


Snooth User: FormIsEmpty
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/27/2008

Great wine + value. Spicy and dry. Funky (in a good way) - fun might be a better descriptor ;-)

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    External Reviews for Sella & Mosca Cannonau Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva

    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    04/18/2014

    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¢ªF. 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%


    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    07/20/2011

    Over the Barrel/ Drink 2005-2015. Cannonau is the Italian name for Grenache. Very dark color with purple hues. Violets, roasted game and jam to the nose. Well balanced with plummy fruit and cherries in the mouth. The texture is silky with a lot of finesse and length.


    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    11/01/2012

    Cannonau de Sardegna Riserva 2008 - 89 points, Wine Review Online/ Cannonau (a.k.a. Grenache) has been grown on Sardinia for millennia. Indeed, the Sardinians insist their island, and not France or Spain, is the origin of that grape. Whatever the origin, Sella & Mosca’s 2008 Reserva is a lovely example. Pleasantly rustic, it combines red fruit notes with earthy and spicy elements. Mild tannins lend support without being intrusive. It’s a good value wine for robust fare from the grill during the waning days of summer or to match with a hearty pasta dish.


    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    07/20/2011

    Value Varietals/ This looks almost light enough to be a rose, but it packs in plenty of sweet cherry flavors, as you might expect from Italian grenache.


    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    07/20/2011

    Cellar Notes: Falling in Love with Reds/ A truly memorable Sardinian wine with characteristic overtones of violets and an assertive flavor of summer-ripened plums. Try this unique red with a spicy penne all'arrabbiata.


    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    07/20/2011

    / 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.


    External Review
    Source: Palm Bay International
    07/20/2011

    The New Italy/ The Sardinian variety Cannonau produces velvety reds like this black cherry-filled bottling from one of Sardinia's largest producers.


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Type of Vine: Grenache Alcohol Percentage: 13 %

    Type of Vine: Grenache Alcohol Percentage: 13 %

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