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Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Carignano del Sulcis Riserva 2005
Chairman's SelectionTM
PLCB Code: 32253
Size: 750ML
Price: $7.99
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Vintages: 2008 2005

Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Carignano del Sulcis Riserva 2005

Region:Italy > Sardinia > Carignano del Sulcis
Grape Variety: Carignano
Alcohol Content:13.5%

Availability in Pennsylvania

Availability in Pennsylvania:

  • Removed from the Chairman's SelectionTM list on January 26, 2012.

  • This wine is no longer available in Pennsylvania. The PLCB Code above may now be in use for a different product.

Average rating: three_one_half  3.40  (5 ratings)  Add a Rating

Average rating: three_one_half  3.40
(5 ratings)
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Rated by phillywinefinder on August 6, 2011
Soft without being flabby. Getting high praise from critics for its taste and price. Stock up.

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dontime - August 6, 2011 4:29PM

WA gave it an 87. What other "high praise" has it gotten?

J2K - August 6, 2011 8:26PM

I just had a glass of this at a party tonight. Didn't know the price or the wine. Thought it was pretty good, so asked the host about it. Solid QPR and definitely worth 8 bucks!! I'm gonna pick some up. I recommend giving it a try.

jonradus - August 6, 2011 9:16PM

That's more high praise from j2k also. I'm game.

jhplcb3607 - August 12, 2011 12:12AM

I am definitely going to try this, but I must ask what is up the WA reviews sometimes? Not particularly inspiring? The rest of the review sounded pretty good!

pavineco - August 28, 2011 8:02PM

@dontime According to the winery website, Robert Parker gave it an 89 and called it one of Italy's finest values. Also Keith Wallace of the Wine School of Philly called it one of the most undervalued wines he's ever seen in PA. (I don't think anyone is saying its the greatest wine ever - just that it is a nice value.)

Rated by J2K on August 11, 2011
This wine is a formidable opponent to take over "Value of the Year" away from the Hogue Genesis Merlot. A different style then the big sweet vanilla Genesis, this is an Old World wine. Black Cherry nose with some band-aid. Smooth as it hits the palate, tobacco, leather, and cherry fruit, good acidity and tannins on the finish. A litle bordeaux-ish. Not the best wine of the year but a fantastic value at $8! If you like this style, stock up now for those upcoming Holiday parties. There is a wine store in Washington DC selling this for $20 a bottle.

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Rated by dontime on August 15, 2011
Huge nose of sour cherry and fig. Nice mouth feel - soft and smooth with more sour cherry, fig and maybe a bit of licorice. Short finish. Nice value wine, but I am not found of the overpowering sour cherry flavors. Rated an 86 on CT. DTQPR = 90.24

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Rated by mak on August 22, 2011
After reading the reviews I looked forward to trying this. However I put the cork back in the bottle and returned it to the store after the first sip. The wine not only smelled odd but it had a strong metallic taste. When I took it back the clerk seemed surprised and told me it was flying off the shelves. I am a little hesitant to buy another one to try.

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J2K - August 22, 2011 1:59PM

Mak, sounds like you may have had a bad/corked bottle. I've drank several of these and haven"t experienced anything you describe.

Rated by tagregg on August 23, 2011

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Rated by pavineco on August 28, 2011
This wine is a total two-face. On some sips, the fruit was central, with notes of cranberry and strawberry and moderate to high acidity. On other sips, I got earth & minerals, with a strong dose of drying tannin. I definitely preferred the latter, but the fact that every sip was a surprise made drinking it a bit of an adventure. Drank with a short rib ragu, which worked rather nicely. Old world style for sure -- everything about it is subtle. In sum, nothing too special, but for $8 a solid choice.

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pavineco - October 8, 2011 10:16AM

Had another bottle and it was a bit more constant as well as richer, perhaps bolstered by the woodsy flavors of speck and smoked mozzerella. Certainly bolstered its QPR in my mind.