EP 251 Ruffino Gold Chianti Challenge

Gary tries two Ruffino Gold wines, one from 1999 and the other from 2003.

Wines tasted in this episode:

1999 Ruffino Riserva Ducale GoldChianti Classico
2003 Ruffino Chianti Classico Ducale GoldChianti Classico

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corkscrew

Enjoy a Chianti now and then. QOTD-early 20's summer beach houses.. http://www.winelx.com

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  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    I’m not a huge fan of these head to head episodes really only because you did an episode on how vintage can affect wine earlier. I’ll let you go though because you toughed out all those tapings for us and I’m sure there are some new Vayniacs who haven’t seen the other episode.

  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    Oh one last thing because I feel like I’m coming off too negative with no suggestions on how to have improved the episode. I would have like an episode on why the 1999 vintage was so different than 2003.

  • http://corkd.com/people/ibrahimss Sam I

    Oh one last thing because I feel like I’m coming off too negative with no suggestions on how to have improved the episode. I would have like an episode on why the 1999 vintage was so different than 2003.

  • Valentin

    Interesting – Vinum, Europe’s biggest wine magazine scored the 2003 Ducale Gold Riserva 16/20 points which is very good. I have to buy a bottle and check it out.

  • Valentin

    Interesting – Vinum, Europe’s biggest wine magazine scored the 2003 Ducale Gold Riserva 16/20 points which is very good. I have to buy a bottle and check it out.

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd – 2008! But if I was going back in time – 2001 or 2002 – Sophmore and Junior years at Texas A&M! Whoop!! Class of 2003!

  • thefanjestic

    Qotd – 2008! But if I was going back in time – 2001 or 2002 – Sophmore and Junior years at Texas A&M! Whoop!! Class of 2003!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Would have to be around the time I was 12 or so, and the years around it. Lets call it 1990-1994. Not a care in the world, and spending summer nights playing baseball in the neighboorhood with friends. How can it get any better than that when youre a young child?

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    QOTD: Would have to be around the time I was 12 or so, and the years around it. Lets call it 1990-1994. Not a care in the world, and spending summer nights playing baseball in the neighboorhood with friends. How can it get any better than that when youre a young child?

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Eight years old. Old enough to be independent when it suited me, not old enough to have too many responsibilities, and a paper route for spending money. Also, I lived in a really great small town. Everything worth getting to was within walking or biking distance of my house.

    Never been a big fan of Ruffino Gold, either, although I love sangiovese in general. The ’99 is probably on its last legs by now, so I’ll try others.

  • Phredd

    QOTD: Eight years old. Old enough to be independent when it suited me, not old enough to have too many responsibilities, and a paper route for spending money. Also, I lived in a really great small town. Everything worth getting to was within walking or biking distance of my house.

    Never been a big fan of Ruffino Gold, either, although I love sangiovese in general. The ’99 is probably on its last legs by now, so I’ll try others.

  • John__J

    qotd wow i feel sorry for all those guys who’s best years were along time ago as a child. Mine this year, 2009, which was nice since 2008 was my worst. I only hope 2010 is as good. If you put a vin jaune on the show in 2010 Gary, that would help.

  • John J

    qotd wow i feel sorry for all those guys who’s best years were along time ago as a child. Mine this year, 2009, which was nice since 2008 was my worst. I only hope 2010 is as good. If you put a vin jaune on the show in 2010 Gary, that would help.

  • Adam

    gary you are the man, good episode

  • corkscrew

    Enjoy a Chianti now and then. QOTD-early 20's summer beach houses.. http://www.winelx.com

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