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2008 Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Nipozzano Riserva"

Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2008 Nipozzano Riserva

Winery: Frescobaldi

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nipozzano Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

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

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Rufina

State or country: Italy

Price: $23

Cases produced: 121,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: March 30, 2012

Wine Review: This very dark ruby opens with a black cherry and old oak bouquet with a hint of new leather. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very approachable. The flavor profile is a gentle and tasty black cherry with nicely integrated old oak. I also detected hints of black pepper and plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins show nice length and are food friendly. I would pair this wine with veal parmigianna. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nipozzano Riserva 2008 greets the eye with a deep purplish red color. The nose is remarkably rich and multi-faceted, showing cleanly-delineated aromas of sour cherry, raspberry, and dried plum, lifted in turn by spicier impressions of black pepper, vanilla, cocoa powder, and espresso beans. A warm alcohol complements its smooth overall texture in the mouth, and a clean, vibrant acidity and silky, well-integrated tannins contribute to an impressive elegance. An almost-endless finish, with abundant aromatic fruit, completes a harmonious, well-balanced wine.

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