Wine review: Ruffino 2005 Sangiovese

Rating
Well priced
Winery
Ruffino
Vintage
2005
Grape
Sangiovese
Where
Chianti, Italy
Price
$11.00
Buy at
Whole Foods
This wine is good for...
a dinner party
weekend fun
relaxing at home
celebrating

Jon says... Well Priced

Definite food wine. It’s pretty light for a chianti and doesn’t have much of a nose. Flavors of cherry and licorice are there, but it needs more. I had it with grilled steak and it didn’t stand up to the spice rub and barbeque sauce. This is a lighter wine that would be better with chicken or fish.

Ted says... Well Priced

A simple wine, this starts off with some cherry aromas and carries the cherry through the finish—which is quick and unexpected. The wine has very mild tannis so it’s not going to hold up to complex meals. It would go great with some simpler dishes or some lightly spiced steaks. Pizza would go equally well rounding out the Italian theme.


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