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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Frescobaldi Montesodi Chianti Rufina 2005
Frescobaldi Montesodi Chianti Rufina 2005
(search item no. 100853)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose shows rich, concentrated fruit, with abundant blackcurrant and blueberry preceding clean-edged impressions of plum preserves, while black pepper and cinnamon nuances mark a very lengthy finale. It develops quite full-bodied on the palate, warm and generous, with a well-built, velvety suite of tannins. The progression through the finish is complex and lingering, complemented throughout by a judicious acidity that perfectly balances the alcohol.
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About Frescobaldi:

The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates—and roughly 2,500 acres—in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazine's Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy's finest wines.