Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva Marchâteau de Frescobaldi Rødvin Italia Toscana Chianti Rufina 2007
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It appears a deep, purple-edged ruby red, of impressive brilliance. Solid fruit notes of wild blackberr...Read more...
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wonderful structured rufina, full of red fruit and acidity, great weight Read more
Very nice elements of dark berries and vanilla with a medium body and a rich mouth feel. Tannins provide some structure and good acids keep it fro... Read more
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NYR. $17.99 Costco
wonderful structured rufina, full of red fruit and acidity, great weight
Very nice elements of dark berries and vanilla with a medium body and a rich mouth feel. Tannins provide some structure and good acids keep it from feeling mushy. Less of the thin cherry common with Sangiovese, more of the brambly plum that reminds me of some Zins. We ordered this and a Super Tuscan at a group dinner and went back for 3 more of these!
Soft, feminine bouquet of fresh red fruits balanced by nicely integrated oak fragrances and delicate floral undertones. Quite smooth and attractive, a well balanced vino.
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A track record for quality, good value and wide availability makes this Sangiovese-based red a savvy choice for consumers. Its 2004 vintage is the best version to date, thanks to a relatively cool and long summer that allowed the fruit to mature gradually and ripen evenly. The grapes are harvested from nearly 600 acres of vineyards on Frescobaldi's Nipozzano estate, just northeast of Florence.
Very ripe aromas of black licorice and hints of raisins. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a peppery finish. Lacks a bit of finesse, but impressive. Best after 2003.
Very aromatic, offering bright blackberry and light vanilla aromas. Full-bodied, with vibrant fruit, fine tannins and a clean, crisp, fruity finish. Best after 2008.
The 2005 Chianti Rufina Riserva is a soft, accessible, fruit-driven Chianti. It offers good length although the intensity drops off a little on the mid-palate. Ideally there might be a little more Sangiovese character. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015.
Many wineries in Chianti struggled with the damp conditions of the 2005 vintage, but Frescobaldi produced an outstanding bottling. The clay and limestone vineyards of Castello di Nipozzano, which are located around 1,000 feet above sea level, are well-drained, and meticulous vineyard management opened the vines to sunlight and reduced the risk of rot, allowing the Sangiovese to fully ripen. Small amounts of Malvasia, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon add complexity. Frescobaldi produced a lot of this wine, so it should be easy to find.
The attractive, mid-weight 1999 Chianti Rufina Nipozzano Riserva offers black cherry fruit, new saddle leather, and spice box aromas. Well-made, with good acidity as well as aggressive tannin, it should be consumed over the next 5-6 years.
Castello di Nipozzano covers more than 1,500 acres of land in the heart of the Chianti Rufina region, ranging in altitude from 820 to 1,312 feet. Its 593 acres of vines surround a fortress that was built in the 11th century. The 2007, a blend of 90 percent Sangiovese, with the remaining a mix of Malvasia, Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, maintains a high level of quality considering the large volume made.
#65 of the Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010 "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...91" WS 10/10
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.
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