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Santadi Shardana 2005

Santadi Shardana 2005

Red Blends from Sardinia, Italy

Price: $33.99
Item No. 105382
  • RP94
  • WE90
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Color: Very intense, dark ruby red.

Nose: Complex and supple, hints of fruit and dried flowers, spicy notes of vanilla and black pepper.

Palate: Balanced thanks to its extractive components, mellow, stylish, harmonious.

Pairings: Medium and long-matured cheeses, roast red meat, lamb.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Shardana is an awesome Carignano endowed with exuberant dark fruit, smoke, licorice, sage, rosemary and tar. This is a fairly big, masculine wine with great intensity, depth and roundness. It needs another year or two in bottle for the tannins to settle down. The Shardana is formidable, though, and a terrific choice for hearty cuisines. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021. "
94 Points

"Shardana is a joint venture between Sardinia's Cantina Santadi and importers Neil and Maria Empson. The opulent wine consists of Carignano with a small percentage of Syrah and the result is a rich and deeply penetrating wine with aromas of black cherry and mature fruit. "
90 Points

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Learn About Santadi Map ItMap It

Founded in 1960 in Sardinia and counting 988 acres of prime, gently rolling soil reaching out to the sea, Cantina Santadi is run under the strictest, most quality-based criteria.

The arenaceous terrain of Sulcis’ coastline is unique in that pre-phylloxera rootstock survives and thrives: the finely textured, wind-swept sand naturally prevents phylloxera from depositing its eggs!

Add to this one of Italy's legendary and brilliant oenologists, Piero Cella... and what you have can only be a range of true Sardinian gems.

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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