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We Speak Wine USD 12.99 750ml

Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva Sardinia 2014

Member Review by cortina74:

This wine surprised me beyond my expectations at this price. It has a classic Italian lightness to it similar to a quality Valpolicella or other semi-acidic wine from the Veneto region. Yet this grape is native to Sardegna alone

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Sella Mosca:
Surrounded by landscaped gardens and a profusion of flowering oleanders, the estate winery features multiple tasting rooms, an expertly designed enoteca and a fascinating exhibit showcasting replicas of archaeological finds unearthed on the estate and now housed in museums. The Facility is also equipped with helicopter pad for visiting VIPs. Each year, especially during summer months, the estat... Read more
Surrounded by landscaped gardens and a profusion of flowering oleanders, the estate winery features multiple tasting rooms, an expertly designed enoteca and a fascinating exhibit showcasting replicas of archaeological finds unearthed on the estate and now housed in museums. The Facility is also equipped with helicopter pad for visiting VIPs. Each year, especially during summer months, the estate attracts throngs of visitors from all over Europe, who come to see this spectacular property for themselves. News of its intriguing wines has now started to resonate with American lovers of fine Italian wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva Sardinia

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Snooth User: cortina74
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 08/21/2016

This wine surprised me beyond my expectations at this price. It has a classic Italian lightness to it similar to a quality Valpolicella or other semi-acidic wine from the Veneto region. Yet this grape is native to Sardegna alone


Snooth User: puhnner
1534072,527
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: nyfilmmaker
100019718
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/01/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: soskelnt
9325284
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: brigidkav
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/05/2011

Three glasses


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.


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External Reviews for Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva Sardinia

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 12/07/2016

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. - Winery 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%


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Vintage: 2011 07/20/2011

/ The 2003 Cannonau Riserva is dark ruby in color with savory aromas of red and black fruit, gamey smoked meat, herbs and olives. It has a lush mouth feel with savory fruit, oak and spice, and dry tannins on the finish. A terrific wine for the price.


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Vintage: 2011 03/07/2013

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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Vintage: 2011 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
Vintage: 2011 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
Vintage: 2011 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
Vintage: 2011 07/20/2011

Great Values from Italy/ Sella e Mosca is another of the Sardinian estates worth keeping an eye on. There wines are of terrific value. The estate’s 2004 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva possesses a delicate core of ripe fruit and an ethereal, understated personality. This understated, feminine Cannanau is best enjoyed over the next one to two years.


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