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    Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2007
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WE93
    • ST91
    Price: $25.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 12%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 102700

    Winemaker's Notes:

    It appears a deep, purple-edged ruby red, of impressive brilliance. Solid fruit notes of wild blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and dark cherry emerge initially on the nose, gradually yielding to more pungent impressions of sage, rosemary, vanilla, and cinnamon. That spiciness segues onto the palate, and then into a finish that ends with a flourish of balsam, black pepper, and cocoa powder. The mid-palate shows alcoholic warmth and roundedness, while the tannins and acidity are noticeable, adding to the wine's overall harmony.

    Critical Acclaim:

    From Frescobaldi’s gorgeous Nipozzano estate, this Riserva Sangiovese (with small percentages of Malvasia Nera, Cabernet and Merlot for extra density and intensity) opens with impressive generosity and personality. It offers lingering flavors of cherry, chocolate and dark spice.
    Wine Enthusiast's #1 Wine of the Year 2011

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    A burly Rufina, with dried dark fruits, chewy tannins and a dark chocolate and mineral aftertaste. Full and satisfying. Always the fresh acidity in the back palate. A go-to Chianti. Drink now.
    #65 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    90% sangiovese, the rest colorino, malvasia nera, cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Deep violet-ruby. Fresh, fruity aromas of red cherry, blueberry and blackberry, with hints of underbrush and minerals; much less spicy, tarry and dark than some other recent vintages of this wine. Then bright and fresh in the mouth, with red cherry, plum and mineral flavors. Finishes smoothly tannic, polite and persistent. One of the better young Nipozzano vintages I recall: this really does remind you of the higher-altitude, cooler Rufina zone.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2007 Chianti Rufina Riserva shows the open, opulent personality that makes this vintage so alluring. Ripe, silky tannins frame a core of red fruits, flowers and spices, all of which come together with unsual grace. Though medium in body, there is wonderful generosity to the fruit, not to mention fabulous overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

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    stevendblock (1/3/2012)
    I'm extremely sad that this Chianti is sold out. My one bottle was superb!
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    susan little (9/6/2011)
    Always a favorite. Great wine from a great producer!
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    ANGEL CUENTAS (12/20/2011)
    EXCELLENT CHIANTI
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    Annie D (7/6/2011)
    Always a winner!
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    Cicio (1/2/2012)
    7,5 yes very well balanced, full body, fruity with some minerals, strong tannin, long finish, very good wine at this price
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    Richard C. (9/30/2011)
    A great price for a nice bottle. A very nicely balance Boldness to this wine with a chocolate-ty finish. Worth every penny!
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    Donald Rapuzzi (9/23/2011)
    Excellent example of a Chianti. Moderate body, nice berry flavor. Smooth tannins provide well rounded structure
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    Matt Commins (3/31/2011)
    A solid Chianti.
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    bfrog (12/18/2010)
    nice aromas, enjoyed this wine, don't usually buy chianti's but really liked this one
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    alderban (4/9/2011)
    The aroma has more fruit than the flavor. Not a bad wine, just a little plain, except the dry, earthy and very persistant finish.

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