Ruffino

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.81427 ratings
8.855 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Top Notes For
Rob Brobst III

Better days aren’t always ahead...🤭

Better days aren’t always ahead...🤭

Apr 7th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make Italian wines from the heart of Tuscany. Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate tart black cherry, blackberry and prune flavors with cinnamon, pepper and earthy cedar notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft tannins on a smooth medium+ finish. Grab a bowl of pasta and enjoy the great value wine. Tasting Sample.

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make Italian wines from the heart of Tuscany. Medium Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate tart black cherry, blackberry and prune flavors with cinnamon, pepper and earthy cedar notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft tannins on a smooth medium+ finish. Grab a bowl of pasta and enjoy the great value wine. Tasting Sample.

Aug 16th, 2019
Ellen Clifford

Continuing to work my way through wines I don’t drink a lot I could be tested on. I’m rather fond of this one and it’s an exemplary standard Chianti Classico: tart red fruit, tomato, something sanguine and a full yet well-knitted backbone of tannins and acid to ballast all. Images of pizza are now dancing in my head. Thank god this wine was easier to comprehend than The Shape of Water. Jut sat through my screener of that and have no idea what to make of it. With this wine I just know I should drink it. But also maybe make pizza.

Continuing to work my way through wines I don’t drink a lot I could be tested on. I’m rather fond of this one and it’s an exemplary standard Chianti Classico: tart red fruit, tomato, something sanguine and a full yet well-knitted backbone of tannins and acid to ballast all. Images of pizza are now dancing in my head. Thank god this wine was easier to comprehend than The Shape of Water. Jut sat through my screener of that and have no idea what to make of it. With this wine I just know I should drink it. But also maybe make pizza.

Mar 4th, 2018
Isaac Pirolo

At $26 I would pass, but at $9... An excellent Tuesday night quaffer. Tart cherry, rose petal, cedar, leather, and spice, with a lemony acidity that makes this food-friendly.

At $26 I would pass, but at $9... An excellent Tuesday night quaffer. Tart cherry, rose petal, cedar, leather, and spice, with a lemony acidity that makes this food-friendly.

Nov 8th, 2017
Eric Urbani

Meh

Jul 20th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make Italian wines from the heart of Tuscany. Aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate sweet black cherry and blackberry with cinnamon, pepper and cedar spice notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft tannins on a smooth finish. Grab a bowl of pasta and enjoy the great value wine.

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make Italian wines from the heart of Tuscany. Aromas of dark berry fruit and earthy spice. On the palate sweet black cherry and blackberry with cinnamon, pepper and cedar spice notes. Full-bodied, well balanced soft tannins on a smooth finish. Grab a bowl of pasta and enjoy the great value wine.

Jul 15th, 2017
Randy Fuller

Cherries on nose joined by oak spice, lavender. Acidity is huge! Red fruit and spice flavors. Red licorice on finish.

Cherries on nose joined by oak spice, lavender. Acidity is huge! Red fruit and spice flavors. Red licorice on finish.

3 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2014
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

8.4

Classic Chianti Classico with crunchy red cherries, lilting acidity & dusty tannins. Doesn't hold well to the next day, so drink up!

Classic Chianti Classico with crunchy red cherries, lilting acidity & dusty tannins. Doesn't hold well to the next day, so drink up!

3 people found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.3

Apparently my mom and Lew totally dug this in Downingtown PA. Cross posting east coast pours from Seattle only on @delectible. $18 / 92pts

Apparently my mom and Lew totally dug this in Downingtown PA. Cross posting east coast pours from Seattle only on @delectible. $18 / 92pts

3 people found it helpfulNov 9th, 2013
Will Brajnikoff

Sommelier Chai Consulting

9.4

Blind #2

Blind #2

3 people found it helpfulMay 17th, 2013