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2004 Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Nipozzano Riserva"

Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2004 Nipozzano Riserva

Winery: Frescobaldi

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nipozzano Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Malvasia, Colorino, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Rufina

State or country: Italy

Price: $22

Cases produced: 131,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: January 17, 2008

Wine Review: If you like classic old world Italian wine, here is a nice option that we recently had with dinner @ Vincenzo’s in Chelmsford, MA. This almost black wine opened with a mild bouquet of dark berries and a hint of forest floor and old wood. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is round, shows a touch of acidity, is a bit dry, and displays nice black cherry flavors with some oak influence. The finish is quite dry, has fine tannins, and lingers for a little while with that toasty oak still hanging on. This wine paired nicely with my pork tenderloin and may even go better with a more traditional Italian meal like veal parmigiana. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: An enticing, rather pronounced ruby red, edged with garnet. The suite of fragrances exhibits 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 finegrained 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.

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