2013 Gostolai, Oliena, Nepente di Oliena Classico (RT93) A decidedly serious expression of Cannonau di Sardegna (Garnacha), this wine uses only natural yeasts and is aged in tonneaux for one year followed by two years in neutral Slavonian oak botti. The bouquet shows dried raspberry, maraschino cherry liqueur, saddle leather and a splash of eucalyptus and a punctuation mark of rosemary. The mouthfeel is lush, succulent and reveals just a hint of sweetness, with fresh zip and ripe tannins. A revisit exposes its mouthcoating sweetness. This is an excellent, top quality Cannonau that reveals the greatness of the variety and the winery! Drink now-2028+ Approximately $45 in the US market.