Here we are at the second post of my reviews of the Ruffino wines we recently tasted during the Snooth.com virtual tasting, the 2013 Ruffino Chiant! Although this is my second post, this is actually the first wine we tasted, being the youngest and lightest of the four wines. This wine is a blend of mainly Sangiovese (70%) with the balance made up of red varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. So here goes nothing!
The color is a bright ruby in the glass with great clarity. The nose is chock full of red fruit, raspberries, cherries and plum with a bit of a floral note over the top. The taste is wonderfully fruity, with some red berries and cherries up front that transition nicely to some hints of spice midpalate, The typically robust tannins complement the bright acidity of the wine cementing a crisp, dry finish.
Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 7.5, it's a very good Chianti at a tremendous value price of around $8. This wine would be the perfect summer red, light, and perfect for a cool June evening on the patio. Tonight I am sipping this with some olives and a bit of Podda cheese, enjoying the first of some spring weather, cheers!