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2010 Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Nipozzano Riserva"

Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2010 Nipozzano Riserva

Winery: Frescobaldi

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nipozzano Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 90% Sangiovese & 10% Other (Malvasia Nera, Colorino, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon)

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Rufina

State or country: Italy

Price: $24

Cases produced: 28,500

KWG Score: 92 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: May 27, 2014

Wine Review: This opaque and pitch black colored Sangiovese based blend from Italy opens with a fragrant and inviting blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine full bodied, nicely balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty ripe blackberry and oak blend with notes of black cherry. I also detected hints of coffee and boysenberry. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and dusty tannins stick around for quite a while. This sturdy Italian wine would pair well with slow cooked braised beef short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nipozzano Riserva is a lovely ruby-red. The nose opens with dark wild berries and cherry, hints of candy floss and pleasant floral notes of lilac and chocolate. The spicy component emerges with nuances of clove and green peppercorn. The palate is characterized by a distinct tactile approach in which the stamp of the terroir is underlined by a lively minerality. The tannin texture is tight but not sharp which is also an expression of the uniqueness of the soils of Nipozzano. The finish returns to the intense fruity notes already identified on the nose. Serving Suggestions: Barbecued meat and beef stews, aged cheeses.

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