Ruffino Modus 750 ml • 2014 •

country: Italy / region: Tuscany / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / manufacturer: Ruffino / vintage: 2014 / sku: 24869
James Suckling   93 Points
Reg. $25.99 $20.79
DESCRIPTION:
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.

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.

• Sangiovese • Cabernet Sauvignon • Merlot •

Ratings

James Suckling   93 Points
JSJames Suckling: 93 points
Ruffino Modus draws on the power and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, the sweet, juicy fruit flavors of Merlot and the rustic, sour-cherry tang of Sangiovese. This medium bodied red is firm but silky with blueberry, walnut and black tea undertones, fine tannins and a clean finish.