Slightly chewy, dry and tart with notes of cherry, dark chocolate, terra cotta and game.
Bright dark red. Fresh but deep aromas of black cherry, smoked meat, coffee, and old leather. Concentrated, plush and sweet, with rich and round flavors of blackberry and smoked meat. Finishes with big, ripe tannins and lingering notes of fresh black cherry and smoky licorice. Gorgeous wine.
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.
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.