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ARGIOLAS 10 COSTERA
ARGIOLAS 2010 CANNONAU "COSTERA"
Item: #302580
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:90
$15.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "caresses the palate with juicy dark cherries, plums, tobacco, spices and licorice. Elements of sweetness, inner perfume Read More...
and pure silkiness distinguish the Costera from the vast majority of its peers. A hint of sweet flowers and mint lingers on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015."

Argiolas has long been the quality leader on the previously overlooked island of Sardegna (Sardinia). The island's Cannonau based wines have become sought after since a daytime TV host suggested that perhaps drinking Cannonau contributed to the islanders' longevity. We make no such health claims but we do enjoy the flavors of Cannonau which turns out to be Grenache (Garnacha). The 2010 Argiolas Costera is composed of 90% Cannonau, 5% Bovale Sardo and 5% Carignano (Carignan) grown on the calcareous soils of the Costera vineyard. Antonio Galloni, writing in the February 2013 issue of the Wine Advocate, gave this red a 90 point rating.
Serve this with beef, lamb, chorizo paella, roast pork, pasta with Bolognese sauce or Sardinian Pecorino cheese.
JUANNISOLU 08 ISOLA DEI NURAGH
$14.98
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Deep ruby red with garnet hues
Highly elegant and complex, balsamic and subtly spiced; intense with
a distinctive vinous bouquet and aromas of red fruits
Elegantly Read More...
deep and smooth with aromas of red fruits, sweetly spiced
by the wood. Goes well with great roasts, game and strong tasty cheeses
MONTISCI 10 CANNONAU
GIOVANNI MONTISCI "BARROSU' 2010 CANNONAU
DI SARDEGNA
Item: #302466
Bottle Size:750ml
$49.95
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Montisci- 100% Cannonau 50 year old vines, full bodied and intense, elegant, with intriguing spicy and fruity scents, aged in barrels. The cellar doesn't use any kind of chemical Read More...
fertilizer or pesticide in the vineyards. An intriguing scent of jam berries, spicy notes of Mediterranean stand and myrtle. It's important structure, is seductive and a cross between an Amarone and Barolo, but easy to drink, it is rich and elegant, but at the same time has a very fresh, savory finish and the minerality makes you want a second glass. Organic Wine









Aging
Fresh, elegant, full but very drinkable, it leaves a trail savory and mineral
PALA 09 "ESSENTIJA" BOVALE
PALA 2009 "ESSENTIJA" BOVALE
Item: #308013
Bottle Size:750ml
$26.98
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The rarest and most robust of Sardinia’s native red grapes, the Bovale Sardo is nearly black in color, densely packed and explosively wide-ranging in flavor. For Pala, the Cannonau Read More...
and Monica are grown at higher altitudes to produce better balance and aroma, but the Bovale grape is sun-loving and is grown on a hot, rocky plain. Look for blackberry fruit, luscious fig, ripe black olive and a thread of savory wild herbs throughout. There are over 4 million sheep grazing on the rugged hills of Sardinia—it’s easy to imagine a glass of this powerful red as a perfect accompaniment to a rack of lamb.
PALA 11 MONICA
PALA 2011 MONICA 100% MONICA
Item: #302018
Bottle Size:750ml
$14.95
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The Monica grape is one of "disputed origin," but the besttheories seem to be that Monica came to Sardinia with Spanishmonks in the late Middle Ages. Many also believe that Monica Read More...
is the same grape the Spanish brought to California as the "Mission Grape." This is the supplest and brightest of the three classic Sardinian red varieties. Look for aromas of violets and subtle anise backed by a core of red fruit. Monica is traditionally served with fuller, fattier fish dishes, especially Sardignia's famous Blue Fin Tuna.

PALA 13 "STELIATO" VERMENTINO
PALA 2013 "STELIATO" VERMENTINO
Item: #302001
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.95
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The more we taste Vermentino the more we like it- not only because it is a bright and citrusy white, but also there are so many layers and possible expressions within the grape. The "Stellato" Read More...
is Pala's top tier Vermentino set aside from a single vineyard site; but the real interest here is the way "Stellato" builds richness and viscosity on top of bracing, mouth-watering frame. Think of an ideal blend of Chablis' minerality combined with the creaminess, marzipan and nut-oil qualities you might find in a White Rhône blend. Look for bright lime and tangerine fruit with more exotic yellow plum and white flowers. One of Italy's top wine guides (L'Espresso) just selected Pala "Stellato" Vermentino as the top Vermentino in Sardinia. Vermentino is far and away the most widely produced wine in Sardnia, so that's quite an honor. We're not surprised-- "Stellato" is delicious and quite striking!


PUNICA 10 MONTESSU
AGRICOLA PUNICA 2010 MONTESSU
Item: #301948
Bottle Size:750ml
$21.99
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60% Carignano, 10% Cabernet, 10% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Franc
SONAZZOS 09 CANNONAU
SONAZZOS 2009 CANNONAU
Item: #302670
Bottle Size:750ml
$17.98
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Bright juicy, spicy red fruit flavors of cool-climate Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo, with the depth and persistence of the best of both.
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