Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro | Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018 / 750 ml.

Item#: 53231

JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, July 4, 2022
Black-cherry and cola aromas with hints of toasted oak. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a tight, linear finish. Hints of mushrooms and cedar. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2022
Round and juicy, this red delivers black cherry, plum, tobacco and iron flavors, with a light smoky undertone. Fluid and harmonious, with solid tannins lining the long finish. Drink now through 2028. 20,800 cases made. (Bruce Sanderson)

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese, Merlot

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JS94 94 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Monday, July 4, 2022)

Black-cherry and cola aromas with hints of toasted oak. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and a tight, linear finish. Hints of mushrooms and cedar. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)

SP91 91 pts. / Wine Spectator (Oct 31, 2022)

Round and juicy, this red delivers black cherry, plum, tobacco and iron flavors, with a light smoky undertone. Fluid and harmonious, with solid tannins lining the long finish. Drink now through 2028. 20,800 cases made. (Bruce Sanderson)

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Region / Tuscany

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There are few regions as picturesque as Italy's Tuscany. And there are few regions that produce finer wines, either. Tuscany is home to legendary wine regions Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti, among others, where the red wine grape Sangiovese is king. It's also home to "Super Tuscans," a category of Tuscan wines that don't officially fall within the Italian wine classification system.

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Italy is famous for its powerful, sleek, and elegant reds wines from ancient growing areas with legendary names such as Chianti, Barolo, Barbaresco, Montepulciano. Italian white wines are also gaining popularity: Orvieto, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon are excellent examples of Italian white wines.

Wines of Italy are complex and flavorful, much like the culture that is their source and the cuisine that is their match.

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SKU 53231
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Product Location - Location-Appellation Chianti Classico
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Brand Ruffino
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 94.00 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Sangiovese, Merlot
Primary Grape Sangiovese
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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Italy | Tuscany | Chianti

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Dec 2021
There’s something dark, animalistic and wild about the 2018 Rosso Montecucco. It’s an intense and energetic expression, yet powerful, showing crushed blackberries and wild herbs spiked with a twang of sour citrus. The textures are silky and pliant with masses of ripe fruits and wild berries offset by penetrating minerals and brisk acids. This tapers off long and lightly structured. A total success for the vintage.
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Italy | Tuscany | Montecucco

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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Tenuta San Vito Darno | Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2018 / 750 ml.

Chianti Colli Fiorentini
2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 56387

RP8888 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 5th Nov 2020
The Tenuta San Vito 2018 Chianti Colli Fiorentini Darno is made with certified-organic fruit and represents a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo, both vinified in a combination of stainless steel and cement. The fruit is sourced from an eight-hectare site with limestone and alluvial terraces. The Darno offers ripe fruit with strawberry and cherry, but there is also some spiciness that recalls crushed white pepper or cola that you often get with indigenous Italian grapes. The nice thing about this wine is that the grape purity does come through despite the more obvious richness and concentration that the winemakers were going for. Production is 35,000 bottles. The natural fruit freshness and sweetness of this wine would pair with a spicy plate of bucatini all’amatriciana.
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Italy | Tuscany | Chianti Colli Fiorentini

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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Castello di Ama Montebuoni | Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 / 750 ml.

Chianti Classico Riserva
2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 57475

WE9595 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2021
Delicious and elegantly structured, this opens with alluring aromas of fragrant blue flower, black-skinned fruit, eucalyptus and espresso. On the savory, focused palate, bright acidity and lithe, fine-grained tannins accompany juicy black cherry, mocha, licorice and crushed mint. Drink through 2028.
VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2021
A new wine in this range, the 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Montebuoni is effusive, deep and powerful. Black cherry, plum, spice, leather and dried herbs all open in the glass. Bright saline notes extend the finish nicely. The 2018 offers a compelling balance of fruit richness and energy. (Antonio Galloni)
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 7th Oct 2021
Here’s an exciting discovery from Castello di Ama. An inaugural vintage, the 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Montebuoni sources its fruit from a vineyard site planted next to the celebrated Bellavista parcel in 1997. Showing a classic Tuscan spirt that is playful and mischievous, this wine is beautiful and bright with loads of ripe and soft fruit flavors, spanning from cherry to plum and violets to potting soil. The wine is medium-bodied and lean, but it shows enough intensity and freshness to make a really nice and lasting impact on the palate. I can recommend a solid 10-year drinking window for this cheerful bottle.
SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2021
Bright black cherry and blackberry flavors highlight this round, fruity red. Lively acidity and fine-grained tannins are integrated and lend support. A touch of earth graces the finish. Drink now. 3,333 cases made, 250 cases imported.
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Italy | Tuscany | Chianti Classico

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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Capraia Effe 55 | Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018 / 750 ml.

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 60167

SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2022
This offers depth along with an alluring expression of cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Charming and approachable, yet there’s a dense structure underneath as well as vibrant acidity. The long finish reveals rosemary and iron elements. Best from 2024 through 2042. 500 cases made, 250 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, August 8, 2022
Spicy, with peppercorns, strawberries, plums, iron, orange peel and a hint of soy sauce savoriness. Juicy, svelte and linear palate with tight, chalky tannins. Clean-cut and racy. Nothing superfluous. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
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Italy | Tuscany | Chianti Classico

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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, August 8, 2022
Aromas of crushed stones, dark berries and blueberries follow through to a medium to full body with creamy tannins and a medium-chewy finish. Chocolate at the end. Sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Two or three years of bottle age will bring this around nicely. Drink after 2024. (James Suckling)
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Not Shippable. WNY Local Delivery and In-Store Pickup only. Learn More Sorry, this item is not available for shipment outside of the Western New York area. Either the bottle is too large for our packaging (i.e. we cannot ship anything larger than 750 ml), the dimensions/shape of the bottle doesn't fit within our packaging for safe shipment, or this is a widely-distributed wine (e.g. Barefoot, Yellow Tail, etc) which we only sell at our physical store or for in-store pickup.

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