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2006 Frescobaldi Italian (Tuscany) Red "Nipozzano Riserva"

Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2006 Nipozzano Riserva

Winery: Frescobaldi

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Nipozzano Riserva"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

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

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Rufina

State or country: Italy

Price: $22

Cases produced: 31,500

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: October 6, 2009

Wine Review: This bright ruby colored wine opens with a red cherry bouquet with hints of old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a delicate oak infused red cherry with a hint of black pepper. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are slightly prolonged. This food friendly wine would pair well with spaghetti and meatballs at your favorite North End restaurant. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A purple-flecked, dark red impresses the eye with its richness. The nose first conveys graceful floral notes of sweet violet and a tasty amalgam of sour black cherry, dried plum, and raspberry, which is soon enriched with spicy nuances of vanilla. A notably refreshing crispness marks the entire progression of the wine in the mouth, as well as dense-packed, youthful tannins that are already quite well integrated into the structure. It concludes with a generous, warm finish.

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