Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cannonau Di Sardegna Riserva 2005 wine review by (PB)


I grabbed this bottle made from the Cannonau grape thinking I was trying a "new grape" only to find out it is another name for the Garnacha or Grenache grape. Oh well, it was a decent wine made on the island of Sardinia.

It pours like a Pinot Noir with a light--even pale cherry hue but it doesn't smell like Pinot at all. This wine is serious with a heavy bouquet of herbal, and dark ripe berries and plums.

In the mouth it is lively with pepper and hints of spice with lively tannins. This wine was surprisingly better than I anticipated! At $11, raise a glass.

8 comments:

Adam said...

This has become a staple in our house.

Anonymous said...

Tried it the first time last night. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Picked this in an Italian restaurant in Wigan the other night and thought it was just terrific. Often find that taste doesn't match the smell but not in this case. Off to buy a case now

Anonymous said...

I just bought a bottle, the 2006 riserva in a shop 10km outside Zurich, in Zumikon. A splendid wine full of bouquet. My wife, who has a penchant for Primitivo loves it as well. A great find.

Anonymous said...

I just oppened a bottle, the 2005 riserva surpized me. Very good wine to try at a decent price.

Anonymous said...

We bought it on the recommendation of our wine seller. It is absolutely superb for the price, and excellent even at twice what we paid.

Knit It Wear It! said...

We also opened a bottle last night to share with dear friends. It was amazing, loved it. Very light on the palette and seriously smooth.

Anonymous said...

We also opened a bottle last night to share with dear friends. It was amazing, loved it. Very light on the palette and seriously smooth.