Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2004

Sangiovese from Italy

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Item No. 91435
  • red wine
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!

Blend: 90% Sangiovese; 10% Malvasia, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Color: An enticing, rather pronounced ruby red, edged with garnet.

Aromas: The suite of fragrances exhibits considerable complexity, opening to dark fruit such as plum and black currant, then enriched by a pungent spiciness that betrays cinnamon and clove.

Taste: The attack offers dense, impressive pulp, and finegrained tannins that marry beautifully with its alcohol; the result is a solidly-built, but not heavy or extractive, wine with a seamless, long-lingering finish.

"Very aromatic, offering bright blackberry and light vanilla aromas. Full-bodied, with vibrant fruit, fine tannins and a clean, crisp, fruity finish. Best after 2008."
Wine Spectator
91 Points

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ZINO GRECO - Freehold, NJ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/26/2010)
A BEAUTIFUL BLOODY RED WITH A BITE OF ITS OWN THAT WOULD MAKE ANY VAMPIRE SMILE WITH DELIGHT. A NATURAL TASTE WITH BITE THAT SAYS I AM HERE. LEAVING YOU WANTING FOR MORE, ALMOST ADDICTIVE. ONCE BITTEN THERE IS NO TURNING BACK.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Beautiful, smooth chianti to enjoy on a cool fall evening. I am not usually a chianti-lover, but this one was fantastic. Can't wait to drink it again.
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Jim Cardell - Merritt Island, FL (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
very smooth and flavorful with a very nice finish
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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...

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Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria Lombardy Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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