Argiolas

Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines from native varietals. Antonio Argiolas, who died in 2009 at the age of 102, inherited seven acres of vines from his father in 1938 and was the first on the island to convert to modern viticulture to pursue quality over quantity. His sons, Franco and Giuseppe, replanted the vineyards in the 1980s with the goal of reducing yields and focusing exclusively on Sardinian grapes. Joined by enologist Mariano Murru, the Argiolas family is today recognized as Sardinia's leading wine producer.

Argiolas 'Costera' Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2016
Costera shows the typicity of the Cannonau grape with flavors of very ripe strawberries, black cherries, herbs, and spices. The warmth and intense sunlight of southern Sardinia can be seen and felt in the wine with unexpectedly deep color and fullness on the palate. French oak barriques provide
Item Number: 31130
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Argiolas Turriga IGT 2014
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 Argiolas Turriga is a robust and very intense red, an icon and flag of the Sardinian wines. Obtained from Cannonau grapes and other local varieties, it is matured for 24 months in barriques reaching a perfect state of ripeness. The aromas recall the berries, Mediterranean herbs,
Item Number: 29964
Bottle:$64.95
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Argiolas Perdera 2015
Perdera is 90% Monica, 5% Carignano, and 5% Bovale Sardo, aged in neutral barrels and cement vats to preserve Monica’s varietal characteristics. The wine shows red fruit aromas and flavors of cherries and plums with floral notes and spices. Perdera is juicy with bright acidity and low tannins.
Item Number: 29438
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Argiolas 'Costamolino' Vermentino 2017
(1)
" Vermentino often shows the fragrance of macchia, the mix of evergreen shrubs and herbs that typifies the Sardinian landscape. Costamolino hints at aromas of pine and mint coupled with ripe stone fruit and sweet citrus. The palate is at once vibrant and textural and finishes with lingering acidity.
Item Number: 29010
Bottle:$11.45
Case: $137.40
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Argiolas 'Costera' Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2015
(2)
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.

Argiolas Turriga IGT 2013
Turriga is a powerful red wine that requires time in bottle to show its full complexity. Upon release, Turriga is densely packed with powerful tannins and tightly wound fruit, thus decanting is recommended. With time in bottle, Turriga reveals multiple layers of Mediterranean herbs, roasted coffee,

Argiolas 'Costera' Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2014
90  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 90"Deep ruby-red. Lovely musky aromas of red cherry, sage, and flowers. Then bright and fresh, intensely flavored and impeccably balanced, offering lovely violet lift to its red fruit and wild herb flavors. Finishes softly tannic and long."

Argiolas 'Costamolino' Vermentino 2016
"Vermentino often shows the fragrance of macchia, the mix of evergreen shrubs and herbs that typifies the Sardinian landscape. Costamolino hints at aromas of pine and mint coupled with ripe stone fruit and sweet citrus. The palate is at once vibrant and textural and finishes with lingering acidity."

Argiolas Turriga IGT 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "This is a landmark wine from one of Sardinia's leading producers. The 2011 Turriga is a blend of Cannonau, Malvasia Nera, Carignano and Bovale Sardo aged in French oak for two years. The wine represents a brainstorming between the Argiolas family and famed Italian enologist

Argiolas Perdera 2013
90  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 90"Deep ruby. Dark berries and musky floral aromas are complicated by underbrush and flint. Bright and juicy, with herbal blueberry and black cherry flavors lifted by a refreshing bitter edge. Finishes with good balance and youthfully chewy tannins."

Argiolas 'Costamolino' Vermentino 2015
(1)
"Lemon-green in color, delicate aromas of citrus and tree fruits complement undertones of tropical fruits and honey. On the palate, the wine shows a delightfully zesty acidity, which makes it both food-friendly and crowd-pleasing." -Importer

Argiolas 'Costera' Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90Vibrant and spicy, this savory red delivers aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry, black cherry, ground pepper and chopped Mediterranean herb. Firm, fine-grained tannins support the juicy flavors. An anise note backs up the finish.

Argiolas 'Costera' Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2012
(1)
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 " Once an IGT wine, the entry level 2012 Cannonau di Sardegna Costera now boasts DOC status. Cannonau is blended with 5% Carignano and 5% Bovale and the wine reflects the wild beauty of the island that shaped it. Dried sage, wild berry and cassis emerge from the glass. Smooth

Argiolas 'Costera' Cannonau di Sardegna 2011
" Another striking, entry level wine, the 2011 Isola dei Nuraghi Costera caresses the palate with juicy dark cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. Elements of sweetness, inner perfume and pure silkiness distinguish the Costera from the vast majority of its peers. A hint of sweet flowers and

Argiolas Perdera 2012
(2)
" Ruby-red in color, aromas of ripened cherries and red fruits complement deeper tones of cassis and black pepper. On the palate, firm tannins and integrated acidity make for good structure and a long finish. A blend of 90% Monica, 5% Carignano, and 5% Bovale Sardo grown in the Perdera vineyard, the

Argiolas 'Costamolino' Vermentino 2014
"Costamolino is lemon-green in color with intense yet delicate aromas of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits and honey. On the palate, the wine shows a delightfully zesty acidity, which makes it the wine of choice for many dishes, from fish antipasti and pastas to vegetables terrine, salads, white

Argiolas Costamolino 2010
89  Wine & Spirits 
 Wine & Spirits 89 "Sardinia, In the words of Hugh Johnson, is a strange, timeless island adrift in the center of things and yet remote. The property owned by Antonio Argiolas is located about fifteen miles from Cagliari, Sardinia`s capital. Antonio and his sons, Franco and Peppetto, have

Argiolas Korem 2004
93  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 93 Report #6 The Wines of Southern Italy: From Quantity to Quality "The 2004 Korem is a superb blend of 55 percent Bovale Sardo, 35 percent Carignano and 10 percent Cannonau. Deep opaque in color, it offers a richly textured and silky palate of blackberry, vanilla bean,

Argiolas S'Elegas 2009
"Straw yellow. Nose: Fruity, fragrant and harmonious. Palate: Full, mellow and rich, with a slightly bitter finish, typical of Nuragus. Food matches: Sea and land starters, seafood first courses, slices of bass baked in oven paper, scorpion fish with potatoes and fresh tomatoes, soft-textured


Argiolas Costamolino 2006
91  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 91 "Argiolas accomplishes fabulous things with Vermentino (known as Rolle in France) from their high altitude vineyards. The delicate straw color of the 2005 Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna is followed by beautiful aromas of almonds, oranges, lemon, honey, apple skins, and a hint

Argiolas Perdera 2009
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 " The 2009 Isola dei Nuraghi Perdera is fabulous. Layers of dark fruit, herbs, spices, and minerals flow from this exuberant, medium to full-bodied offering. Hints of smoke and tar add further nuance on the finish. This is a hugely rewarding wine for the money. Perdera is a blend