Ruffino Modus 2013


SKU 12046


Color: Ruby red. Aroma: Intense and intriguing on the nose, initial aromas of mature red and black fruits, such as cherries, plums, and small black berries, typical of Sangiovese, are complemented by hints of spices, sweet tobacco, and refined balsamic notes. Taste: Full bodied with a modern Super Tuscan style, this wine is rich with silky tannins and flavors of mature blackberry fruit and cocoa. Vibrant fresh fruit flavors from the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot weave together with finesse, each adding its own distinctive character. Pairing: Modus can be enjoyed on its own, or with a broad range of bold dishes such as steak, pastas with Bolognese sauce, or ossobuco.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Brand Ruffino
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorThis is dense and slightly rustic, with cherry, leather and eucalyptus flavors. Firm, concentrated and chewy on the lingering finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2018 through 2024. 12,500 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2017
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Modus is a rich and succulent Tuscan red but I don't believe it breaks the 90-point barrier. The blend is Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and the style adopted here is richly extracted and thickly textured. The bouquet offers a solid core of black fruit and currant with green notes of caper, olive, spice and grilled herb. The bouquet is driven by the two French grapes, although the mouthfeel shows an authentic Italian personality with bright acidity and Mediterranean intensity.

Monica Larner, January 30, 2017
  • we87

Wine EnthusiastMade in equal parts Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this opens with aromas of black plum and espresso. The palate delivers dried wild cherry, mocha and vanilla with fine-grained, somewhat drying tannins. Enjoy soon.

Kerin O'Keefe, March 1, 2017