This is Grenache, called Cannonau in Sardinia. The Riserva designation indicates two years ageing before release including at least six months in barrel. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has nice cherries with slight herbal notes. Medium bodied. On the palate, there is a slightly bitter note on the attack. Lots of cherry fruit. Medium tannins. Slightly thin on the finish. This drinks nicely on its own but works better with food. A classic pizza wine.
This is an inexpensive easy white from Sardinia. Light gold/green in color. The nose is more about minerals and smoke but there is some lime. On the palate, this has a nice, slightly oily texture. Nice mineral drive lime with good acidity. Nice finish. This makes easy drinking on its own but also works well with light foods. A nice party wine.
Light green gold in color. The nose has minerals and limes. On the palate, a wet rock quality. Good acidity. Oily texture. Very food friendly for lighter/medium weight foods. Nice finish. This retails for around $17 and is a very nice value. While it might drink well for a few years though, the freshness will probably disappear by next summer, so I would drink soon. This would be great for fall clambakes!