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2006 Ruffino Italian (Tuscany) Red "Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico"

Ruffino 2006 Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico

Winery: Ruffino

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 80% Sangiovese & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chianti Classico

State or country: Italy

Price: $26

Cases produced: 75,000

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 10, 2010

Wine Review: This ruby colored wine from Tuscany opens with a classic musty oak and new leather bouquet with hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and shows nicely integrated acidity. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry with notes of mild black raspberry and old oak. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are well managed and linger nicely. This Chianti Classico Riserva is food friendly and would pair well with veal marsala. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Ruby red in color, with garnet hues. Riserva Ducale is characterized by particularly fragrant, sweet cherry and red berry fruit notes. Delicately spicy hints of tobacco and white pepper lead into aromas of roses and a touch of flint. Well balanced on the palate, the taste reveals velvety tannins and good acidity, a fruity core spiced with cacao and clove, and a lingering finish of rosemary and figs. Serve at 65°F. Enjoy it with Italian favorites such as mushroom risotto, pasta Bolognese, and chicken cacciatore.

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