Tasting Note                          

88    2000 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro   11/4/06 ($27)

Color is a medium brick red that says ready. Classic CC Riserva nose that is aromatic and classy with nuances of almond and pistachio with dried cherries. Body and fruit slightly lacking in the flavor and finish (probably due to the vintage), but still a high quality, enjoyable wine for now drinking.