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2016 Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana

October 5, 2018 - Norman Bentley

Ruffino has been making wine since 1877, and is one of the most renowned wine makers in the world, and has always been a personal favorite of mine. The 2016 Il Ducale from Tuscany is an offering which provides a good Tuscan blend at an affordable price. The wine is Sangiovese, with Merlot and Syrah, and small traces of Alicante and Petite Verdot.

The wine is dark cherry in color with a nose of cherry and plum. The flavors are rich and full with a lot of cherry coupled with black raspberry. The finish is clean and lingers with just a kiss of mellow tannin. The alcohol content is 13.5% and Norm's score is 87.

We enjoyed the Il Ducale Toscana with a thick juicy steak, but I believe it would pair best with a large platter of Lasagna, or maybe Manicotti.

price : $14 - $18

score: 87


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Also available at AOL's Dunwoody Patch:

Dunwoody, GA Patch

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