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Ruffino Chianti 2012 Wine Review

Ruffino Chianti 2012

Ruffino Chianti 2012

D.O.C.G. Tuscany, Italy

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 11

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Ruffino

Agent: Constellation Brands Inc.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Attractive black cherry on those of this full-bodied, supple Chianti. Great value here for the price point. Lots of juicy acidity for lasagna or cheese pizza.

Chianti food pairings: rustic Italian pastas and sausages.

This was reviewed August 15, 2014 by

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Reviews and Ratings

Malcolm Lamont - WSET Adv, CSW rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Ruby red in colour, this wine exhibits a very attractive nose of red cherry, dark fruit, and some hints of earthiness.

Good varietal character on the palate, that is, it showed it is in the chianti style - Fruit forward, good acidity, and some structural support from the tannins.

This wine is a knock outta the park with the food pairing of Italian meatballs with tomato sauce.

Tasted October 2013
Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This is a classic Chianti featuring aromas of red cherry, plum, spice and with good fruit and tannins on the palate. The combination of the tomato sauce and meatballs made this pairing a real winner. Tasted October 19, 2013 (89/100)
Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This is a blockbuster for a reason: vintage after vintage the wine quality is consistent. It is a very fruity and exuberant wine. A very good wine at this price range that is a perfect companion for pizza or pasta with tomato sauce.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Cherry, herb notes and a strong mushroom overtone. Bright acidity but enough fruit to keep it down to earth. Great with bruschetta. Good value chianti
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

The 2014 vintage Ruffino Chianti is ruby red and 12.5% ABV. This wine offers a classic Sangiovese dominant expression of an old world wine at an accessible price point. On the nose, this wine offers aromatics of cherry, roasted tomato, and secondary notes of tomato leaf, thyme, leather, and sandalwood. On the palate, a rustic expression of red currant, black cherry, leather, black pepper and a hint of clove. High acidity, dry, medium tannins, medium fruit and medium bodied, this Chianti is well balanced and a fantastic companion with tomato-based classic Italian pasta dishes. Enjoy 2015-2018.
Andrew Bernardo Wine Journal rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Cherries, tobacco, and cracked white pepper. Easy drinking, always consistent. 86 Points. (ottawawinejournal.com)
Reese Smilski reviewed this wine as follows:

Gift from Kennedy's.
THIS is a lasagne wine, or any pasta with sausage wine.
Any time now.
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

typical aroma of violets with cherry fruit-flavour, refreshing acidity and medium tannin

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Arôme typique de violettes avec des saveurs de cerises, une acidité rafraîchissante et des tannins moyens.

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool

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