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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2007
Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 2007
(search item no. 93449)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Made from 90% Vermentino and 10% of other Sardinian grapes grown in the Costamolino vineyard.

Costamolino is straw yellow in color with green highlights and an intense yet delicate bouquet that displays distinct varietal characteristics. Supple aromas of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits and honey are wonderfully supported by a zesty acidity.

Delicate and pleasantly refreshing on the palate, Costamolino is the wine of choice for many dishes, from fish antipasti and pastas to vegetables terrine, salads, white meat casseroles, and risotto. Delicious with Asian food and sushi.

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About Argiolas:

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 insisted on its native Sardinian vines, focusing on the indigenous white varietals Nuragus and Vermentino and the red varietals Cannonau, Monica, Carignano and Bovale Sardo. Giacomo Tachis, father of prestigious Italian wines such as Sassicaia, Tignanello and Solaia, has been instrumental in placing Argiolas on the quality map. Like the Argiolas family, Tachis has a true passion for the island's native varietals.

In 2004, The Wine Advocate said Argiolas produces, "essential wines for those looking to discover what the wines and viticulture of Sardinia are all about."