2009 Cantina Pedres, Cannonau di Sardegna “Ceraiso” DOC, Sardinia, Italy.
Cannonau is the local name for Grenache on Sardinia, and is one of the principal grapes in the island’s deeply colored, full bodied red wines, that can be very Gigondas like.The grape is called Cannonau as a tribute to the Spanish soldiers that fought Nepoleon’s invading army to the last canon ball, a romantic tale surly and one of my favorites. Wild strawberries, black raspberry, bramble, earth and spice flow hedonistically across the broad palate. This lush wine fills the mouth and lingers on the finish with added touches of pomegranate, licorice and hints of pepper.
($20 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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