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Ruffino Chianti Classico 2011 Wine Review

Ruffino Chianti Classico 2011

Ruffino Chianti Classico 2011

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Ruffino

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 94/100

Chianti lovers know this wine ... very well. The 2011 vintage was a challenging one, yet the mastery of the winemaking shows in the glass of this Sangiovese-based wine. Aromas of back cherry, earth, dust and smoke. Vibrant with lively acidity and a long blackberry finish. This big Italian red wine needs serious cellar time. Decant 1-2 hours. Perfect for juicy meat dishes or homemade meatballs and pasta.

Chianti Classico food pairings: meat-sauce pasta, meat lovers' pizza, beef stew.

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This Ruffino Chianti Classico 2011 was reviewed on June 17, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2015  2014  2012  2010  2009 

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Pricing & Stock Information

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HWY. 118 & MEDORA STREET10 Add
DAWSON & HWY 11/17 (LANDMARK INN)6 Add
CHEMONG & TOWERHILL (PORTAGE PLACE)3 Add
HWY 5 & HWY 62 Add
HIGHLAND & WESTMOUNT (HIGHLAND RD PLAZA)2 Add
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  • BCLDB
  • 512517
  • $37.51 
  • 391 bottles
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Tsawwassen33 Add
Kelowna Mission Park28 Add
Broadway & Lillooet25 Add
Fort Street25 Add
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Reviews and Ratings

Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Ruffino's Riserva Ducale Oro is only produced in outstanding vintages, a tradition started in 1947 to showcase the finest fruit from Ruffino's acclaimed vineyards. The 2011 sourced fruit from Ruffino's Gretole and Santedame Estates in the renowned Castellina subregion of Chianti Classico. Less fruity than the 2010 vintage, the nose is full of fresh sage, violet, plum, dark chocolate, cherry, espresso, leather, and cedar. Terrific structure, very well balanced, fine tannins coat the palate making this fine wine ideal for rich dishes such as pasta Bolognese or Beef Stroganoff. Decant one hour and enjoy over the next decade. Tasted February 2015. 91 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
This Chianti Classico from Tuscany is a well-known. Ruffino Ducale Oro Reserva Gran Selezione (2011) is made from 100% Sangiovese. Lovely ripe, red berries, cherries, dusty rose and herbes. Drink now and for the next three years. Pair with your pasta or pizza marinara. - Community Wine Reviews

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