Cost: $19.95 (Clearance Price: $16.00)
Grape: Carignano 100%
Category: Red Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Region: Carignano del Sulcis, Sardega
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Sardus Pater
Alcohol: 14.0% Alcohol/Vol.
And now for something completely different, but in a good way. Score: 89/100
Tasting Note: Light ruby to garnet in colour with good acidity, a medium+ intense nose, mild tannin & a fairly long length on the finish. Wine features tart cherry, plum, blackberry, mulberry, arugula, white pepper, peppercorn, licorice & oregano.
Negatives: There’s some heat coming from the 14% alcohol
Interesting Point: Is Solus is a fountain of Roman origin present in the historic center of the town of Sant’Antioco. The label shows a mosaic present in the city archaeological museum, which depicts two wild beasts drinking from the vase from which the tree of life rises.
Pairings: Drink this now or in 3 – 4 yrs. on its own or pair it with brisket.
My Opinion: Recommended
Tasted: September 1, 2020