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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Argiolas Costera 2004
Argiolas Costera 2004
(search item no. 87385)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $17.99

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
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Made from 90% Cannonau, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo grown in the Costera vineyard. The wine is aged in French barriques for 6-8 months prior to bottling. The intense, ruby red color tends toward orange with age. The full bouquet displays typical varietal character. Warm and full bodied on the palate with excellent texture, ripe fruit flavors and pleasant tannins.
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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."