Ruffino

Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

8.880 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
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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
Byron C Mayes

Clear dark ruby in the glass. Nose of black cherry and menthol tea. Medium plus acidity and palate clearing, medium plus tannins usher in the palate of strong black tea, tart cherry, and soft leather. Could keep until 2020 but with a good decant or run through the aerator it's drinking well now. Solid example of the appellation. Food is its friend of course.

Clear dark ruby in the glass. Nose of black cherry and menthol tea. Medium plus acidity and palate clearing, medium plus tannins usher in the palate of strong black tea, tart cherry, and soft leather. Could keep until 2020 but with a good decant or run through the aerator it's drinking well now. Solid example of the appellation. Food is its friend of course.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2017
Hutch

Great wine!

Great wine!

Sep 22nd, 2019
hugo lemos

A balanced and elegant wine. I cuold feel red fruits on the nose and palate, but in a sublte, not overpowering way

A balanced and elegant wine. I cuold feel red fruits on the nose and palate, but in a sublte, not overpowering way

Jan 11th, 2019
Ray Vanderhoff

Great value Chianti Classico. Dark cherry aromas and flavors. Medium oak and reasonably mild tannins. Touch of vanilla. Good QPR.

Great value Chianti Classico. Dark cherry aromas and flavors. Medium oak and reasonably mild tannins. Touch of vanilla. Good QPR.

Mar 24th, 2018
Florian

Smells beautiful and tastes even better. Well worth it. Made my night in Jember, Indonesia, even better.

Smells beautiful and tastes even better. Well worth it. Made my night in Jember, Indonesia, even better.

Feb 5th, 2018
Neal Ferry

This was mine 3rd outta 3....

This was mine 3rd outta 3....

Jan 29th, 2018