Argiolas Turriga 2005

Red Blends from Sardinia, Italy

Price: $75.99
Item No. 106100
  • RP93
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Rich garnet in color, Argiolas Turriga offers notes of crushed blueberries, black cherries, bittersweet chocolate, tobacco, roasted coffee and Mediterranean herbs. On the palate, this hearty red is concentrated, yet refined and elegant, framed by ripe, firm tannins and is fullbodied with a velvety mouthfeel. Pair this wine with roasted duck, pork or beef. Also works well with rich sauces, such as mole sauce, or sharp, aged cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga is incredibly primary at this stage. This dark, textured Turriga reveals impressive weight in its dark fruit, but the bouquet remains rather reticent. Sweet herbal and floral notes resonate on the finish. Today the 2005 remains a fruit-driven Turriga in need of at least another few years in bottle. Turriga is one of the thoroughbreds of the south. Readers who want to learn about this fascinating red may want to look at my recently published vertical on www.erobertparker.com. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2025. "
93 Points

"Deep ruby. Captivating dark berry and musky floral aromas are complicated by underbrush, tar and dark chocolate. Sweet blackberry and chocolatey dark plum flavors are given a refreshing bitter edge by a delicate herbal quality. Big, spicy, smooth and very long, this shows excellent balance and an almost elegant personality, though it doesn't have quite the concentration of some of the better recent vintages of Turriga."
91 Points

Learn About Argiolas Map ItMap It

Located amid Sardinia's natural beauty, just north of Cagliari, is the Argiolas estate, widely known for its crisp and refreshing white wines and complex and precocious reds. Antonio Argiolas and his twin sons, Franco and Giuseppe, have worked diligently to fulfill their commitment to become the leaders in Sardinian enology. Over the years, the Argiolas family has strongly...

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Learn About Sardinia

sahr-DIN-ee'yah) Fairly removed from Italy, both geographically and culturally, Sardinia has more grazing animals than vineyards. An agricultural community, the small island is secluded. With high influences from Spain as much as Italy, the grapes of the region hail from both countries. Notable Facts The most popular and most planted variety is Cannonau (otherwise known as...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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