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127 Ratings
Ruffino Modus
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Wine Details

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) We source the grapes for Modus from Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano estate and other selected vineyards. The three grape varieties that comprise its blend—Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon--are aged separately in small French and American oak casks for approximately 12 months before they are blended and bottled.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Delightful hints of tobacco and spice lead to inviting aromas of cherries, strawberries, and plums. This full-bodied wine is rich with refined, silky tannins and a long finish of vanilla and red berry essence that is particularly pleasurable. Modus' structure on the palate promises that this wine can be aged for many years.

Modus is wonderful on its own, or serve it with bold dishes such as duck with olives and pancetta, beef-stuffed manicotti with Bolognese sauce, and aged cheeses including taleggio, pecorino and gouda.

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    WS 91pts- Blend: 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot Ruby red in color with garnet hues. Well-structured, this wine's characteristics exemplify the perfect union of the three varieties that make up the Modus blend. Hints of 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 vanilla and red berry essence. Modus is delicious with versatile meat dishes such as Bistecca alla Fiorentina, sausage with escarole and fagioli beans, marinated flank steak, and pairs equally well with grilled stuffed Portobello mushrooms and aged hard cheeses.

    about 3 years
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    very nice, smooth, good complexity. only flaw is final finish, but even that's pretty good. full bodied.

    over 5 years
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    Nice solid red. Not overpowering...on the lighter red side.

    over 5 years
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    smooth, I liked the 70%sav 15%merlot 15% cab

    over 5 years
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    ws 91 미디움바디 나무향 과일향 편하게마실수 잇음

    over 5 years
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    RP 87 WS 91

    over 5 years
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    smooth

    over 5 years
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    91 WS

    almost 6 years
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    about 3 years
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    91

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2015
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/02