(From 2009 Vintage) Ruby red in color with garnet hues, this well-structured wine's characteristics express the perfect union of the three varieties that make up the Modus blend. Hints of sweet tobacco and spice lead to inviting aromas of cherries, blackberries and plums. This full-bodied wine is rich with refined, silky tannins and a long finish of mint, chocolate and red berry essences.
Wine Spectator"Complex aromas of smoke, berries, coffee and meat. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit, chewy tannins and a long, long finish. This is well-built; give it time. The new Ruffino. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2005. 6,500 cases made. (JS)"