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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Argiolas Costera 1999
Argiolas Costera 1999
(search item no. 39245)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $11.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense ruby color tending toward orange with age. Full bouquet typical in varietal character. Warm and full-bodied on the palate, with excellent texture and ripe fruit flavors. Firm and pleasant tannins. This wine has aging potential. Recommended with Roasted meats, particularly lamb.
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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."