Sella & Mosca

Riserva Cannonau di Sardegna

8.81346 ratings
8.880 pro ratings
Sardinia, Italy
Cannonau
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and herb floral notes, aged 2 years in large Slavonian oak barrels. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with notes of oak, citrus, white flower and earthy spice. Fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with slightly smoky earthy oak character.

Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and herb floral notes, aged 2 years in large Slavonian oak barrels. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with notes of oak, citrus, white flower and earthy spice. Fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with slightly smoky earthy oak character.

Jan 3rd, 2022
Tom Casagrande

Medium intensity nose sports loads of tangy cherry and raspberry, along with a whiff of sandalwood and a note of sandstony/crushed rock minerality. In the mouth it’s balanced, reasonably concentrated, and bright. Flavors tend toward cherry liqueur and finish with a savory twist. Not as full bodied as some Cannonaus (only 14%). Nice dinner companion.

Medium intensity nose sports loads of tangy cherry and raspberry, along with a whiff of sandalwood and a note of sandstony/crushed rock minerality. In the mouth it’s balanced, reasonably concentrated, and bright. Flavors tend toward cherry liqueur and finish with a savory twist. Not as full bodied as some Cannonaus (only 14%). Nice dinner companion.

Sep 23rd, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and ripe strawberry with notes of oak, spice and floral citrus. Fine tannins, medium finish ending with slightly smoky oak character.

Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and ripe strawberry with notes of oak, spice and floral citrus. Fine tannins, medium finish ending with slightly smoky oak character.

Apr 23rd, 2021
Rob B
8.8

Magnum. Cork got messed up, perhaps kept this for too long before enjoying

Magnum. Cork got messed up, perhaps kept this for too long before enjoying

Dec 20th, 2018
Willie Carter

When I say this wine is funky, please know that it's a major compliment. Aged for two years in Slovenian oak casks, it has a purple hue that is gorgeous to behold. Spicy, with tart overtones, it lingers on the tongue so you can really taste the fruit. You'll get all the earthiness and rusticness that you knew you wanted from this, as well. This wine is perfect for food pairings.
On another note, the Cannonau wines from Sardinia supposedly have the highest levels of antioxidants of any wine in the world. And antioxidants are good for you! So this is Dr approved!

When I say this wine is funky, please know that it's a major compliment. Aged for two years in Slovenian oak casks, it has a purple hue that is gorgeous to behold. Spicy, with tart overtones, it lingers on the tongue so you can really taste the fruit. You'll get all the earthiness and rusticness that you knew you wanted from this, as well. This wine is perfect for food pairings.
On another note, the Cannonau wines from Sardinia supposedly have the highest levels of antioxidants of any wine in the world. And antioxidants are good for you! So this is Dr approved!

21 people found it helpfulMay 17th, 2015
Joe Hakim

Smells like shit. Funk bomb. Spicy & tart. Dry. Phenomenal.

Smells like shit. Funk bomb. Spicy & tart. Dry. Phenomenal.

8 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.2

Grubbing down with zucchini "lasagna" and garlic bread, this rubbed the cotes du Rhone spot better than any Rhone I have had in quite a while, and still paired great with the food. Plenty of gamey black fruit and crunchy tannin!

Grubbing down with zucchini "lasagna" and garlic bread, this rubbed the cotes du Rhone spot better than any Rhone I have had in quite a while, and still paired great with the food. Plenty of gamey black fruit and crunchy tannin!

8 people found it helpfulJan 30th, 2014
Craig Van Pelt

90 points good with Italian. Strawberry start. Leather finish.

90 points good with Italian. Strawberry start. Leather finish.

5 people found it helpfulApr 29th, 2014
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

8.5

Dried cherry, cola, 4EP, Bazooka bubblegum, intense nose and palate, elevated acid.

Dried cherry, cola, 4EP, Bazooka bubblegum, intense nose and palate, elevated acid.

4 people found it helpfulSep 15th, 2016
Michael Mathews

Really love this wine. Home made pasta, sauce and meatballs tonight. Feel like I'm back on the northern western coast of Italy....warm, salty seas with a hint of earth and a tinge of brine. Magnificent!!

Really love this wine. Home made pasta, sauce and meatballs tonight. Feel like I'm back on the northern western coast of Italy....warm, salty seas with a hint of earth and a tinge of brine. Magnificent!!

3 people found it helpfulAug 16th, 2015