Cantina Santadi Shardana 2005

Cantina Santadi Shardana 2005
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Varietal Carignan, Syrah
Category Red Wine
Region Italy : Sardinia : Carignano del Sulcis
Producer Cantina Santadi

The powerful 2005 Shardana is made of 85% old vine Carignano and 15% Syrah on the island of Sardinia. Shardana is a joint venture with Cantina Santadi and importers Neil and Maria Empson. Three thousand years ago when the Phoenicians arrived on the blue-green shores of the Sulcis peninsula, they called the native people Shardana. When the Empsons created this wine to honor beautiful Sardinia, they decided to call it, too, Shardana. The style of Shardana was inspired by Sulcis' exceptional terroir and reflects the region's power-packed, layered complexity; the depth of its seas, the spicy fragrance of its ever-present winds. They wanted to extract all of the Carignano grape's richness and nobility and reflect the spirit of the seaside vineyards of Sulcis; where sun-drenched grapes glitter in the Mediterranean light, and the crystal-clear Sardinian sea shimmers - blue and green and turquoise - in the sun.

Wine Advocate The 2005 Shardana is an awesome Carignano endowed with exuberant dark fruit, smoke, licorice, sage, rosemary and tar. This is a fairly big, masculine wine with great intensity, depth and roundness. It needs another year or two in bottle for the tannins to settle down. The Shardana is formidable, though, and a terrific choice for hearty cuisines. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021. Score: 94. —Antonio Galloni, June 2010.

Wine Enthusiast Shardana is a joint venture between Sardinia's Cantina Santadi and importers Neil and Maria Empson. The opulent wine consists of Carignano with a small percentage of Syrah and the result is a rich and deeply penetrating wine with aromas of black cherry and mature fruit. Score: 90. —Monica Larner, September 01, 2009.

 
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