Sella & Mosca, Sardegna Alghero DOC (Sardinia, Italy) 2016

($60, Taub Family Selections):  This big but not boisterous wine shows that Sella & Mosca is equally capable with the so-called international grapes as with local ones.  Made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon, the Marchese di Villamarina delivers succulent black fruit, plenty of savory notes all wrapped in firm, not hard, tannins.  Hints of spice and minerality peek out and suggest that additional aging will provide even more complexity. and a polished finish.  A winter wine with refinement!
93 Michael Apstein Mar 21, 2023