Sella & Mosca, Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva (Sardinia, Italy) 2020

($17, Taub Family Selections):  Sella & Mosca, despite their size — the largest estate on Sardinia — makes excellent wines.  This juicy mid-weight Cannonau, the local name for Grenache, delivers crunchy red fruit combined with a hint of spice.  Not a fruit bomb by any means, it actually has an engaging hint of bitterness in its long finish.  It has more of a presence than you would expect from the price.  Mild tannins lend support but allow for immediate enjoyment, especially with a pasta and tomato-based sauce.
90 Michael Apstein Mar 21, 2023