Sardinia, Italy

Cardedu

Praja Monica 2019

Salty & herbal...appealingly rustic like all the cardedu wines are. Best chilled with medi food; really gives a sense of place. — 16 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Severn, Aravind and 7 others liked this

Agricola Punica

Montessu Isola dei Nuraghi Carignane 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

The 2018 Montessu Isola dei Nuraghi mixes crushed violets with hints of blackberry and spice to form an alluring bouquet. This is a feminine and understated effort, showcasing floral-laced woodland berries, minerals and juicy acids. It tapers off clean and poised with lingering notes of sweet plum and licorice. While this vintage doesn’t show the power that I usually associate with this wine, it is a well-balanced expression that will excel at the dinner table. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)
— 22 days ago

Agricola Punica

Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi Carignane 2016

Delectable Wine
9.1

Crushed wild berries, violets, incense and sweet spices lift up from the 2016 Barrua. It is silky in texture with a polished display of red and black fruits, well balanced by tactile mineral notes that form toward the close. Hints of fine tannin linger throughout the pretty, purple-tinged finale. The 2016 could use another year or two to flesh out a bit, but I expect that it will always be a more lifted and leaner expression of Barrua. This is a blend of 70% Carignan, 10% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)
— 22 days ago

Pala

Stellato Vermentino

This Vermentino delivers what I love about the grape, especially those from Sardegna. It is a smell that is more than simple salinity, it is the ocean. With flowers floating on it. The palate brings a savory smattering of citrus, along with a gentle acidity that lets us know that it is there without ripping a gash in our tongues. Seafood time. — 22 days ago

Daniel P., Serge and 4 others liked this

Argiolas

Korem Isola dei Nuraghi IGT Red Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.2

The 2017 Korem is a sweetly scented and perfumed effort presenting notes of crushed black cherries and spicy oak front and center. Its textures are velvety and rich in feel, with polished black fruits offset by hints of bitter espresso bean and tobacco. A fine coating of tannin lingers through the youthfully structured finale, along with hints of plum, licorice and lavender. This blend of 85% Bovale, 10% Carignano and 5% Cannonau needs a year or two to resolve some of its oak, yet it has the balance to mature positively over the medium term. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)
— 22 days ago

Cantina Santadi

Grotta Rossa Carignano del Sulcis

2010 was Great drinking with dry finish, light cherry & chocolate. The style reminds me of a WA Pinot with some Grenache added for body — 3 days ago

Argiolas

Perdera Monica di Sardegna 2017

Soft smooth on all ends...tasty with salmon...fruity notes but not bit of a tang — 14 days ago

Gabbas

Riserva Dule Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Cannonau 2015

Best Cannonau producer? There’s dark fruit but also complexity and refreshing length. — 21 days ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Peter, Hermes and 14 others liked this

Argiolas

Turriga Isola dei Nuraghi Red Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

The 2016 Isola dei Nuraghi Turriga is intense, spicy and packed full of tart blackberry and cherry, further complicated by shavings of cedar and animal musk. It’s silky and polished in feel, displaying an unexpected elegance. The dark fruits and exotic spice give way to grippy tannins and minerals toward the close. The palate aches under its youthful tension, with notes of black currants, bitter coffee and tobacco lasting for well over a minute. The 2016 Turriga will need some time in the cellar to show its best, but it will be worth the wait. It’s a blend of 85% Cannonau, 5% Carignano, 5% Bovale Sardo and 5% Malvasia Nera. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)
— 22 days ago

Mora & Memo

Nau Cannanou di Sardegna 2019

Delectable Wine
9.1

The extroverted and fruit-forward 2019 Cannonau di Sardegna Nau shows ripe strawberries and plums and a balancing note of savory wild herbs. It’s soft and fleshy in feel, matching its noticeable inner sweetness with mineral-tinged red fruits and spices. There’s plenty of energy and depth here despite the front-loaded personality, tapering off floral and unexpectedly fresh. (Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2021)
— 22 days ago