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Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews





Selvapiana Chianti Rufina


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2021 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews



91 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

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“Cherries, strawberries, and a hint of raspberries are on the nose, with some wild fennel and topsoil bringing in herbaceous, earthy notes. More cherries and berries are on the palate, with a mineral salinity and chalky tannins that emphasize the flavor and texture of freshly turned soil drawn from the nose.”


90 Pointz James Suckling

“Lifted, peppery berries with some red plums and flowers. Juicy and light- to medium-bodied on the palate with fresh, firm tannins. Drink now.”


88 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A vibrant red marked by tart cherry, currant, almond, and rose hip flavors. The moderately long finish is lined with dusty tannins. Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino and Malvasia Nera.”




2020 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews


93 Pointz James Suckling


“So much crushed-stone character here with citrus and black-cherry aromas. Medium-bodied with iodine and oyster-shell undertones to the blue fruit. Lemon rind at the end. Drink or hold.”



91 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“There are lifted aromas of quinine and wild mediterranean herbs in the 2020 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina, with a pleasant hint of rusticity, with saddle leather, orange zest, and red berries. It is medium-bodied, with a juicy mid-palate of mixed berries, white pepper, and refreshing acidity. Drink this energetic over the next several years.”



2019 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews



93 Pointz James Suckling


“Black cherry, crushed stone, and citrus fruit on the nose. Aromatic and pleasing. Medium-bodied with vivid fruit and a fresh finish. Very typical Chianti Rufina with subtle, clean fruit and bright acidity.”



2018 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews


93 Pointz Vinous


“The 2017 Chianti Rufina is fascinating to taste next to the 2018. It is richer and more intense, yet never strays too far from its Rufina roots. Sweet red cherry/raspberry fruit, chalk, mint, and white flowers are some of the aromas and flavors that start to open with a bit of time in the glass. While the 2017 offers notable fruit density and volume, the tannins also have an element of firmness that is going to require cellaring or a good bit of aeration. It is another fabulous wine from Selvapiana.


91 Pointz James Suckling


“Linear, crisp red with stone, blackberry, and fresh-herb aromas and flavors. Medium to light body. Firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Traditional and fun. Drink or hold.”



91 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


Fragrant and loaded with finesse, this vibrant red has aromas of violet, wild berry, camphor, and new leather. It's radiant and racy, offering juicy cranberry, orange zest, star anise, and crushed mint before closing on a hint of rusty nail. Lithe, polished tannins, and vibrant acidity provide the setting. Drink through 2023.



2017 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews



91 Pointz James Suckling

“Linear, crisp red with stone, blackberry, and fresh-herb aromas and flavors. Medium to light body. Firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Traditional and fun. Drink or hold.”


90 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Pur cherry aromas and flavors are enhanced by a smoky element in this juicy, round red. Hints of earth and mineral add interest on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 7,000 cases imported.”


89 Pointz Vinous


“Selvapiana's 2017 Chianti Rùfina is bright, floral, and nicely lifted, as it always is, but with a bit more textural richness and body than normal. Plush red fruit and silky contours, the signatures of a warm, dry year, give the Selvapiana's Chianti Rùfina an extra bit of immediacy and near-term appeal. Even in 2017, the Rùfina retains good energy and plenty of verve.”




2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews


92 Pointz Vinous


“The 2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina is an incredibly beautiful and polished wine. Gracious and light on its feet, with striking persistence, the 2016 is all class. Bright floral notes and silky, refined tannins add to the wine's alluring personality. What a gorgeous wine this is. Don't miss it.”



91 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A focused style, with cherry and plum flavors accented by a smoky note. Juicy and balanced, leaving hints of earth and tobacco on the long finish.”


89 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocates


“The 2016 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina delivers a very satisfying interpretation of Sangiovese with traditional lines and gracefully tempered aromas. Wild rose and forest berry emerge from the bouquet trailed by spice, ginger, and licorice. This is a versatile and non-intrusive wine to pair with white meat or baked fish.”



2015 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews


93 Pointz James Suckling

“Aromas of cherries, flowers, and fresh herbs following through to a full body. Tight, linear, and fresh. Firm and focused. A real Tuscan wine.”



92 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Earthy aromas of wild red berries, tilled soil, underbrush, and violets align with a whiff of baking spice in this polished red. The savory, elegant palate delivers licorice, raspberry compote, crushed strawberry, and wild herb flavors alongside refined tannins. It's nicely balanced, with fresh acidity. Enjoy through 2023.”



90 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Pur cherry aromas and flavors are enhanced by a smoky element in this juicy, round red. Hints of earth and mineral add interest on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 7,000 cases imported.”



2014 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews


90 Pointz Wine Spectator


Delicate aromas of subtle herbs and oak. The palate is elegant and fresh with flavors of red berries, licorice, and plum to finish, Balanced, ripe, smooth tannins. Drink 2017-2022.


89 Pointz Vinous


“2014 Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina is light, airy, and gracious, which is to say very much in the style of both the year and the appellation. Sweet dried cherry, tobacco, dried herb, licorice, and anise all give the 2014 its weightless personality. I would prefer to drink the 2014 sooner rather than later, while the perfume and brightness retain their poise. A model of total understatement and finesse, the 2014 simply hits all the right notes.



87 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“This is an elegant and streamlined interpretation with wild fruit aromas, dried grass, and dusty, earthy tones. The bouquet is slightly mono-thematic, but the mouthfeel is bright with balanced acidity and loads of energy. This is a great pairing partner for a slice of cheese pizza.”



2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews


93 Pointz Wine Enthusiast


“Elegant and fragrant, this opens with aromas of pressed rose, crushed violet, wild berry, and a whiff of baking spice. The vibrant, focused palate delivers juicy red cherry, raspberry, white pepper, cinnamon, and dried herb. It's well balanced, with supple tannins and bright acidity.”


92 Pointz James Suckling


“A fresh and clean wine with dried berry, light chocolate, and mineral aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, crisp finish. A liveliness and length that Rufina delivers. Lovely brightness. Drink now.”


89 Pointz Vinous


“Gracious, delicate, and light on its feet, the 2013 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina is a fabulous introduction to the wines of this tiny appellation. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, cinnamon, and the essence of Sangiovese fruit all lift from the glass effortlessly, while silky tannins convey an overall impression of finesse. The style is a bit lean and classically austere, but that is what is to be expected in a cooler area. If the 2013 gains a bit more depth in bottle it might merit a higher score in the future.”



2012 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Reviews


90 Pointz Vinous


“The 2012 Chianti Rufina is a bit sweeter and more generous through the mid-palate than the 2013 tasted alongside it. Sweet red cherry, mint, spice, leather, and tobacco add shades of complexity. The 2012 is decidedly open-knit and expressive, all of which make it a delight to drink now and over the next decade-plus. The 2012 is unusually open for a young wine from Selvapiana.”


88 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Although the 2012 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina feels evolved for such a young vintage, the wine drinks easily and would pair with hearty pasta and meat sauce. The freshness of the acidity is all you need to cut through the grated Parmigiano cheese. This wine shows a deeply perfumed quality with pressed rose and cherry blossom. Mild coffee and tobacco appear on the close.”



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