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    Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva 2005
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WS90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 94272

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The fragrances exhibit considerable complexity, opening to dark fruit such as plum and black currant, then enriched by a pungent spiciness that betrays cinnamon and clove. The attack offers dense, impressive pulp, and fine-grained 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.

    A blend of 90% Sangiovese, 10% others (Malvasia nera, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008! Offers plumy fruit with hints of flowers, citrus and light chocolate. Medium-bodied, with a balanced and tasty palate, fine tannins and a clean finish. Structured. Best after 2009.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    Dawnie (9/29/2010)
    This Chianti is beautiful for the price. I had the oppurtunity to try at a tasting and bought several bottles. Great with a nice tray of Italian cheeses and meats. Loved
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    Dan DeMarco (7/26/2012)
    Way under rated. This is so smooth yet so rich and fruity. You will love this one.
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    William Ryan (9/28/2010)
    Best Italian red under $30 I've ever tasted. It is not what I expected from Chianti though. More of a Super Tuscan. Absolutely awesome and affordable enough ($14 a bottle case price) to be an everyday wine. I must be spoiled.....
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    Mary R (6/2/2011)
    I have decided I don't really like Chiantis anymore
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    KALehto (9/27/2010)
    This wine is everything the Wine Spectator says it is! I normally lean toward Pinot Noir, but this wine borders on Zinfandel for power and pizazz. Needs favorful food to contend with it, like BBQ meats, bold cheese or rich desserts. Not for the faint of palate! I'll have to buy a couple more, and save one to see how it matures!
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    Randy Blanton (9/28/2010)
    A refreshing floral nose, dark red fruit and an ever so subtle spice on the palate. Not what I expected in a Chianti, its finish was reminiscent of a Zinfandel.
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    Bill C (9/27/2010)
    This finishes my trial of chiantis under $20. While a decent wine, Nipozzano wasn't special. Of the 7 that I tasted, I liked the Cecchi the best (and not just because it was less expensive). In the end I learned that sangiovese just isn't my favorite grape.

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