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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: 9

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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.

Product: 1743

Product: 1743

Product: 1743

Product: 1743

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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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
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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