Argiolas

Costera Cannonau di Sardegna

8.8416 ratings
8.740 pro ratings
Sardinia, Italy
Cannonau
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Pow! Cannonau! Wow. And whoa. This was my first Sardinian Grenache and it is memorable. Hated the first sip then realized I’d just eaten a slice of cucumber which, if they say asparagus is a hard to pair food, I’d say cucumber is worse. Palate cleaned I tried again and damn this is a complex journey of a wine. Roasted strawberry, pomegranate and juicy baked raspberry BUT then comes this big kick of earth and dust and...is that Parmesan cheese? And white pepper like religion. Actually this would pair very well with a robust pasta. Too bad I currently have an artichoke roasting...

Pow! Cannonau! Wow. And whoa. This was my first Sardinian Grenache and it is memorable. Hated the first sip then realized I’d just eaten a slice of cucumber which, if they say asparagus is a hard to pair food, I’d say cucumber is worse. Palate cleaned I tried again and damn this is a complex journey of a wine. Roasted strawberry, pomegranate and juicy baked raspberry BUT then comes this big kick of earth and dust and...is that Parmesan cheese? And white pepper like religion. Actually this would pair very well with a robust pasta. Too bad I currently have an artichoke roasting...

Oct 8th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / Do you know that feeling? After a hard days work you come home and put a red wine in the glass. In this case #cannonau (= grenache), you smell cherries and taste a spicy and comforting wine. Nothing special... but still, I am very happy with it. This red wine from #sardinia is certainly the best thing since sliced bread. With a hamburger and salad. Also very adequate with a fenugreek cheese.

Vintage 2015 / Do you know that feeling? After a hard days work you come home and put a red wine in the glass. In this case #cannonau (= grenache), you smell cherries and taste a spicy and comforting wine. Nothing special... but still, I am very happy with it. This red wine from #sardinia is certainly the best thing since sliced bread. With a hamburger and salad. Also very adequate with a fenugreek cheese.

Sep 24th, 2018
Riccardo L.

Good. Nice complexity.

Good. Nice complexity.

Aug 31st, 2018
Matt Lasater

Smoke, dried underbrush, cooked black fruit, leather, game. Nice revisit with a rustic Italian meal

Smoke, dried underbrush, cooked black fruit, leather, game. Nice revisit with a rustic Italian meal

Aug 9th, 2018
Adam Kincaid

Delicious profiles of herbs, rose petals, and cherry wood. Bright red cherries, tartness, licorice. Nice finish, slightly unbalanced though.

Delicious profiles of herbs, rose petals, and cherry wood. Bright red cherries, tartness, licorice. Nice finish, slightly unbalanced though.

Jun 14th, 2018
Amer S. Ahmed

Fun wine for an early summer night. Black strawberry, dark cherry, loam, fines herbes, cola, cinnamon, licorice, with silky tannins, a full mouthfeel balanced by nervy acidity, and a long almost sappy finish. Nimble enough to pair with pan fried black bass and duck!

Fun wine for an early summer night. Black strawberry, dark cherry, loam, fines herbes, cola, cinnamon, licorice, with silky tannins, a full mouthfeel balanced by nervy acidity, and a long almost sappy finish. Nimble enough to pair with pan fried black bass and duck!

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / interesting wine from grenache, light and fruity, very quaffable

Vintage 2015 / interesting wine from grenache, light and fruity, very quaffable

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2019
Renato Hoyle

Good value

Good value

Jun 18th, 2017
Riccardo L.

Best cannonau I've ever tried. Dark fruit. A bit unbalanced with overpowering alcohol and sharp acidity, but it keeps you coming back for another sip.

Best cannonau I've ever tried. Dark fruit. A bit unbalanced with overpowering alcohol and sharp acidity, but it keeps you coming back for another sip.

Oct 18th, 2016
Matt Lasater

To me this wine over delivers for the price. Ripe and rich but great complexities as well. Black plums, roasted apricots, leather, thyme, smoke, crushed white peppercorns, black rocks. Palate is juicy and vivacious interplay between the acid and plush tannin. Despite its modern polish and dollop of oak it still maintains that rustic side I love in wines from Sardegna

To me this wine over delivers for the price. Ripe and rich but great complexities as well. Black plums, roasted apricots, leather, thyme, smoke, crushed white peppercorns, black rocks. Palate is juicy and vivacious interplay between the acid and plush tannin. Despite its modern polish and dollop of oak it still maintains that rustic side I love in wines from Sardegna

Sep 11th, 2016