Ruby red in color with aromas of spice, cherry, and hazelnut. Â Flavors of fruit and berry in a medium-bodied wine. Â Pairs well with pasta, pizza, and most traditional Italian dishes.
Recommendations: I picked up this bottle last night after a long day of work. Â I’d had other Ruffino wines before and enjoyed them and was just in the mood for Chianti and thought this would be a safe bet. Â I should have grabbed another one. Â While the color and the aromas of the wine were nice – ruby red and cherry – I felt the wine was lighter than I was expecting in the mouth. Â The flavors were all there, berry, some cherry, and a noticeable tannic finish, but while Ruffino claims it’s medium-bodied, I felt it leaned more towards the lighter side.
While this bottle hasn’t turned me off of Ruffino wines, I definitely won’t be getting this one again, especially as there are other Chiantis out there for about the same price that have delivered for me in the past. Â Kinda disappointing.
Ruffino has always been disappointing to me.
Only one I liked was the Gold Label, but for $35 you can do better than that one.
I like Gabbiano better when it comes to reasonably priced Chianti. I’ve had some of their high-end stuff before and it’s good, but like you said, for the price you can do even better.
I wasn’t a fan of this one either… at least it was good for a cork huh?