Rufina is the northernmost district in Chianti and that is where this beauty hails from. Dark cherries, worn leather and a hint of menthol are displayed in a fresh and juicy way with great minerality and just the right amount of structure. A great wine to serve with a range of foods. We paired this with sausage ravioli in fresh tomato sauce and it was magical.
Awesome Tuscan value! Think mini Super Tuscan with a richness that is balanced by earthy, elegant, fresh red fruit and spice. A lot of wine for the money here.
93 POINTS, Wine Spectator. "A firm, elegant and well-defined style, boasting cherry, currant, licorice, leather and spice flavors. Concentrated and long, with a robust, dense finish."
94 POINTS, James Suckling, formally of Wine Spectator. "A wealth of fruit yet remains fresh and vivid with blueberry and black cherry character. Some bark and dried earth. Full body, integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold." 93...