Sella & Mosca, Sardegna Alghero Rosso DOC (Sardinia, Italy) “Tanca Farrà” 2019

($32, Taub Family Selections):  Regulations for the Sardegna Alghero Rosso DOC allow the inclusion of any Sardinian red grapes except for aromatic ones.  Sella & Mosca use a seamless, fifty-fifty blend of Cannonau and Cabernet Sauvignon to achieve this beauty.  Juicy black fruit enrobed with fine tannins make this suave, muscular wine a pleasure to drink now.  It is the opposite style to Sella & Mosca’s red-fruited Cannonau but shares the same balance and alluring hint of bitterness in the finish.  It would be a fine choice for grilled meat.
92 Michael Apstein Mar 21, 2023