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 Vintage2006 Label 1 of 3 
ProducerCantina di Santadi (web)
VarietyCarignan Blend
AppellationValli di Porto Pino IGT
UPC Code(s)8015647750647

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2017 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 11 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by wine-strategies on 6/24/2015: Consistent with the prior 5 bottles, good>very good, with excellent purity of fruit and fresh, cool acids. In its peak plateau now, this simply requires a 60 minute aeration in decanter before it's firing on all cylinders. Oak and EtOH fully integrated; good by itself, better with food. 14,5% abv., recommended

Served non-blind (341 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 10/31/2014: consistent with prior bottles: earthy, rustic, lively, a touch savory. Medium-bodied with plenty of fresh acids. Excellent value at just $25. Classic styling, solid typicity; oak fully integrated. 14,5% abv (fully resolved), drink thru 2017

Aerated to decanter 30 minutes, served non-blind. (1086 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 2/17/2014: In the sweet spot of its plateau. Showing great structure, but also quite approachable with just a splash decant. Lovely aromas of white and red floral, under-ripe blackberry, soil. Medium-bodied, with acids and tannins that frame the purity of the fruit such that this easily fights above its price-point. A joy to drink; more for the traditionalist than the modernist, but by no means entirely so. 14,5% abv is well integrated, recommended, thru 2017

stood up to a rich puttanesca (1230 views)
 Tasted by gbanks on 1/19/2014 & rated 91 points: Beautifully aromatic red/black fruit nose. Fully integrated tannins (at peak IMHO), juicy enough to buffer them well. Lasting finish of bergamot and red currant. Very nice; sot of a new world meets old world vibe going. Threw a fair bit of sediment at bottom of bottle, which perhaps could lead to the dryness others mention, so let it stand upright and/or use a decanter. (654 views)
 Tasted by redz on 12/19/2013 & rated 89 points: 2 hour decant, still tannic. try again with a litttle more age. not alot of fruit. (666 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 7/12/2013: Slow-O 3 hours, served non-blind. Another excellent showing. Effusive red and white (lilac, jasmine) aromas dominate at first, with the fruit coming to the fore after 5 minutes in the glass. Expensive oak, very pure fruit and gushing acids. Still somewhat tight, and very fresh, this has just entered its preferred drinking window, where it will no doubt remain for the next 5 years. I've have 4 bottles left, with the idea that I'll open one each year until they're gone. 14,5% is mostly resolved, aeration in decanter is advised. Classy drop, highly recommended (1163 views)
 Tasted by RichardP on 4/23/2013 & rated 91 points: Nose of camphor and citrus; on the palate, red fruit and a bit of spice; whatever tannins were here are fully integrated. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. I don't think it will age, but otherwise this is excellent for the price. (759 views)
 Tasted by wine-strategies on 4/12/2013: PnP, served non-blind, at cellar temp. Nearly opaque, no sign of age. Aromas of graphite, animale, cedar, dust, red floral perfume. At once rustic, then just a few seconds later, complex, with bright raspberry infused with blackberries and roasted plums. Medium-full bodied, well lifted, with firm, grippy tannins. A wine I can respect, a wine with soul. Above-average finish, and overall complexity. Some more mid-palate development and depth would be nice, but at $25, I'm not going to complain. Perhaps a year away from a greater level of harmony that it's no doubt capable of achieving. 14,5% abv, drink thru 2017, recommended, (and re-ordered) (752 views)
 Tasted by mvarner on 10/10/2012: Goes good with spaghetti. Not good to drink without eating something with a red sauce though. (697 views)
 Tasted by mvarner on 8/28/2012 & rated 89 points: Goes great with lasagna. (761 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, Exploring the Best of Central and Southern Italy (June 2011)
(Santadi Shardana) Subscribe to see review text.
By Ian D'Agata
Vinous, March/April 2011, IWC Issue #155
(Cantina di Santadi Shardana Valli di Porto Pino) Subscribe to see review text.
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