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Ruffino Chianti 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

"Medium-bodied. Black cherries and nuts. More complex than you'd expect from your garden variety chianti classico. Big up front, very drinkable. Definitely recommended. "

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Snooth User: RPerro
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3.50 5
04/11/2009

Popped and poured. Nose is light with strawberry and the tiniest hint of alcohol heat. On the palate I'm getting some nice tannins! CT says this is past its drinking window, but I'm not so sure. I think this may have a little more time in it yet. Solid tannic structure, still drying the mouth on the finish. Fruit is a bit subdued, so probably nearing its peak. Will let sit for a couple hours and report back once its breathed a bit.After 90 min. being open, getting serious aromas of fig. Flavors of berry and chocolate. Tannins are still very noticable. Impressive, given the $10 price. Nice QPR.


Snooth User: ItlStl
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4.50 5
03/15/2010

Everyday drinking, for Italian, especially like it with my Positanese-style cooking


Snooth User: mcaluori
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5.00 5
10/24/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Ruffino Chianti

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
02/09/2009

The 2003 Romitorio Tenuta di Santedame is easily the most interesting of these wines. A blend of 60% Colorino and 40% Merlot, it reveals complex, kaleidoscopic aromatics that develop beautifully in the glass leading to layers of sweet dark fruit, mint, herbs and toasted oak. Richly concentrated in the palate, it offers outstanding depth of expression and a long, sweet finish.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Aged only shortly in botti, Source in sunlight is an excellent alternative to the classics from Tuscany young wines. It can be tasted leggermente fresh and it is the similar ideal of the plates of our



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"Medium-bodied. Black cherries and nuts. More complex than you'd expect from your garden variety chianti classico. Big up front, very drinkable. Definitely recommended. "

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