#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.
Smooth & Supple
I give this 5 stars. This is a very smooth wine with a strong finish. Wish I had another bottle as soon as I finished this one.
Big & Bold
Amazing. Decant for a minimum of 3 hrs if you want to drink now. Wine.com's price is a little insulting. $24.99 at local liquor store; $19.99 at local CostCo.
Big & Bold
Pasta > Meat
The Ruffino Modus 07' is a nice wine. It is smooth across the palet with a good balance of fruit, earthlyness and spice.