Ruffino Modus 2013
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.
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.
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.