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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

#25 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

In Modus the Sangiovese presents its solid structure and typical cherry and red berry aromas; the Merlot contributes with its characteristic smoothness, enriched by delicate notes of mint and small black berry fruits; the Cabernet Sauvignon seals the union between these 3 royal varieties with its austerity, with its sweet, herbaceous perfumes and its elegance.

Complex, yet simple at the same time, modern in style, yet with a distinct Tuscan character, Modus is a child of the union of Ruffino's century-long winemaking experience and the company's desire to renew itself by experimenting with new varietal expressions and new viticultural technologies. This has always been a Ruffino trademark.

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    WS 96pts - In Modus the Sangiovese presents its solid structure and typical cherry and red berry aromas; the Merlot contributes with its characteristic smoothness, enriched by delicate notes of mint and small black berry fruits; the Cabernet Sauvignon seals the union between these 3 royal varieties with its austerity, with its sweet, herbaceous perfumes and its elegance.

    over 3 years
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    WS 96, serious stuff. gotta like oak. I do 93 pts not as good day 2,3.

    almost 4 years
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    perfect balance, nice dryness with good fruit notes.

    over 3 years
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    25 WS. 2010

    over 2 years
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    WS 96

    almost 3 years
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    Great!

    almost 2 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