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Sardinia

Sardinia is Italy’s other big island. Though not as large as its southern neighbor Sicily, Sardinia has 107,000 acres of vineyards, making it Italy’s eighth largest wine producing region in vineyard acres, and the twelfth largest in quantity of wine produced. Nearly 13% of the wine produced carries a DOC label. Sardinia’s history as a rugged, remote, sparsely populated island meant that until recently most wine was made by farmers who drank it themselves or sold it to friends and local businesses. Owners of larger vineyards exported grape juice to be turned into bulk wines in Italy and France. But, as in Sicily, entrepreneurial vineyards owners in recent decades have improved their winemaking and marketed their own estate wines. Italy’s Gambero Rosso wine review notes that the “Sardinian wine horizon continues to expand (and) average quality is now high…” Because the Spanish Aragon dynasty controlled Sardinia for nearly 400 years, Spanish winemaking and Spanish grapes have been influential in Sardinia. Vermentino, thought to be a native Spanish grape, is the most widely planted white grape. Also planted are Malvasia and Vernaccia. The most commonly planted red grape is Cannonau, also called Grenache. Other red grapes of the island are Monica, Carignano (Carignan), and French varietals.

2005 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Costera

Base neck fill; light label condition issue

RP  91   
8 available
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2005 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Costera

Lightly elevated cork; base neck fill; light label condition issue

RP  91   
3 available
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2005 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Costera

RP  91   
3 available
Bid *

2005 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Costera

Base neck fill

RP  91   

1989 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; label condition issue

1989 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

1989 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Capsule condition issue; base neck fill

1991 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Base neck fill

VN  92   

1991 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

VN  92   

1993 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

RP  90   
3 available
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1993 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Base neck fill

RP  90   
2 available
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1993 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Signs of past seepage

RP  90   
2 available
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1993 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light label condition issue

RP  90   

1993 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  90   

1994 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light label condition issue

RP  91   

1997 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Base neck fill

ST  92   
RP  90   
WS  90   
23 available
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1997 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

ST  92   
RP  90   
WS  90   
6 available
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1997 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Base neck fill; light label condition issue

ST  92   
RP  90   
WS  90   
2 available
Bid *

1997 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Top shoulder fill

ST  92   
RP  90   
WS  90   
2 available
Bid *

1997 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Lightly elevated cork

ST  92   
RP  90   
WS  90   

1997 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light label condition issue

ST  92   
RP  90   
WS  90   

1999 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

VN  92   
9 available
Bid *

1999 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light label condition issue

VN  92   
5 available
Bid *

2000 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light capsule condition issue

WA  92   
11 available
Bid *

2000 Argiolas Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WA  92