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Turriga IGT Argiolas Antonio Argiolas Sardegna 2011

Member Review by hoovermarc:

This lower entry from Argiolas does not disappoint. This medium bodied Red is what I call a mid-world wine...not over the top fruit driven but more balanced, with surprising tannins. This is my top value wine...I buy it buy the case for when non wine drinkers show up but very good for true wine drinkers.

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Argiolas:
Argiolas history begins in the early 1900s with the Founder Antonio Argiolas. Now the third generation works in the winery: Antonio's grandchildren. Argiolas philosophy focuses on the production of wines exclusively out of Sardinian traditional grape varieties, thus spreading them all over the world. Thanks to this particular choice wines such as Korem and Turriga were born. At the Argio... Read more
Argiolas history begins in the early 1900s with the Founder Antonio Argiolas. Now the third generation works in the winery: Antonio's grandchildren. Argiolas philosophy focuses on the production of wines exclusively out of Sardinian traditional grape varieties, thus spreading them all over the world. Thanks to this particular choice wines such as Korem and Turriga were born. At the Argiolas winery guests are welcomed, wines tasted, seminars held. Wine is born here, tradition preserved and maintained alive and kicking. Read less

Member Reviews for Turriga IGT Argiolas Antonio Argiolas Sardegna

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Snooth User: hoovermarc
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 08/04/2009

This lower entry from Argiolas does not disappoint. This medium bodied Red is what I call a mid-world wine...not over the top fruit driven but more balanced, with surprising tannins. This is my top value wine...I buy it buy the case for when non wine drinkers show up but very good for true wine drinkers.


Snooth User: Wildcatnan87
5194644
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 06/30/2010

Nice wine for the money. Dry, firm, nice tannins.


Snooth User: lestradedelvino
495961107
5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/06/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/14/2012

Meat & funk on the nose, with red fruits & spice and a velvety texture. nice & full - great price point!


Snooth User: William Djubin
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/30/2014

Quite possibly the Biggest Super Tuscan I've tasted. At it's best for Napa and McLaren Vale fans. Thanks Argiolas.! ps. It's not a super Tuscan.


Snooth User: Nazgul09
4185014
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/05/2010

I was stationed in Sarinia and fell in love with their wines, especially the Cannonau varieties. While I never had a bad glass of Sardinian wine, even the pitchers at the Mom and Pop bistros that were vintage dated "Last Wednesday" were delicious pared with food, the Argiolas Costera was my favorite. A simple unpretentious, yet full bodied red that is best if allowed to breathe a bit. Try it with Pasta Arribiata (zitti in red pepper sauce), or Filet di Pepe ( filet mignion with a creamy green peppercorn sauce). You'll enjoy it all the way through the cheese course (aged Peccorino Romano). It is said that Americans see food as fuel, the French see food as Art, Italians see food as Life, at least the part worth living. This wine goes well with Life.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/01/2010

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Turriga IGT Argiolas Antonio Argiolas Sardegna

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Vintage: 2010 10/04/2012

Blend: 90% Cannonau, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo. The intense, ruby red color of this wine tends toward orange with age. The full bouquet of sweet black cherry, pepper, and licorice is typical of the Cannonau grape. 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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Vintage: 2010 02/10/2008

This is made from the Cannonau grape - better known to some as the Grenache grape variety. This is a rich wine that tastes of the south in all it's leather and dark-berried fruit. The tannins are just right and mildly spiced with aromas of nutmeg.


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Vintage: 2007 01/04/2012

The 2007 Costera is the finest of these entry-level bottlings. A massive, generous wine, it literally bursts onto the palate with waves of game, earthiness, mint, spices, herbs and bacon fat notes that swirl around a core of ripe, dark fruit. There is outstanding harmony and balance in the glass, especially at this price point. Costera is 90% Cannonau, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo, (all native varieties), that spent roughly 6ndash;8 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2012.


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Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

The 2007 Costera is the finest of these entry-level bottlings. A massive, generous wine, it literally bursts onto the palate with waves of game, earthiness, mint, spices, herbs and bacon fat notes that swirl around a core of ripe, dark fruit. There is outstanding harmony and balance in the glass, especially at this price point. Costera is 90% Cannonau, 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale Sardo, (all native varieties), that spent roughly 6-8 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

The brilliant 2005 Costera IGT is composed of 90% Cannonau (a local grape believed to be a derivative of Grenache), 5% Carignano, and 5% Bovale Sardo. This powerhouse red represents Sardinia's version of Chateauneuf du Pape. It boasts sweet black cherry fruit interwoven with notes of pepper, Provencal herbs, spice box, and licorice. This full-bodied beauty possesses superb texture and depth. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Costera is a Cannonau-based wine (with some Carignano and Bovale) that sees a very light passing in wood. The result is a fruit-driven wine with a pinch of exotic spice and soft tannins. The real protagonist here, however, are the jammy, ripe berry notes.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/22/2011

Deep ruby with inky highlights. Full, rich and spicy on the nose, with scents of ripe raspberry, tobacco and balsamic mint. Nicely delineated and sweet, with a strong raspberry quality dominating the palate. Finishes quite smooth, with more tobacco and balsamic notes. One of the better Costera bottlings I remember at a similar age of development, with less vegetility and more ripe fruit than some past efforts. A very good example of what grenache, the grape that the Sardinians call cannonau, can do on the island, but this finer, more austere rendition of the grape may disappoint those who prefer the luscious, jammy style of some Australian or southern Rhône behemoths.


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