Thursday, March 5, 2009

2006 "Costera" Isola dei Nuraghi Argiolas IGT Sardinia

Imported by Leonardo LoCascio. About 14$ at Costco. 100% Cannonau, otherwise known as grenache. This wine reminds me of a highly structured, ripe, Cotes du Rhone. Aromas of licorice, berries, and pepper. Maybe some mineral characteristics. In the mouth, the ripe fruit is supported by ample tannin and acidity. The finish is slightly bitter, with herbal notes coming out at the end. This wine is satisfying and is in great balance. Interestingly from my perspective, is that Sardinia's hot weather seems to have been kept in check and created a wine that isn't over the top in a ridiculous way, but rather, balanced and interesting. I will go and buy a couple more bottles of this wine--I liked it a lot. A-

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