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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Argiolas Costera 2010
Argiolas Costera 2010
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Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense ruby-red in color, this wine offers seductive aromas of ripe black cherries, pepper, and licorice. Warm and full-bodied on the palate, with excellent texture, ripe fruit flavors and pleasant tannins.

Costera is an excellent food wine that is best enjoyed with roast beef with herbs, filet mignon, stews and sharp cheeses.

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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."