Ruffino Modus 2009

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 120303
  • red wine
  • JS95
  • WE91
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red with violet hues. The impact of the aromas is intense and fascinating. The bouquet is complex, initially characterized by intense notes of mature fruit, such as cherries, plums and small black berries, which then fade into hints of spices, mint, sweet tobacco and refined balsamic notes on the finish. On the palate it is full-bodied and harmonious and characterized by the finesse of its silky tannins. The taste is elevated by a remarkable pleasantness and freshness and a texture in which each varietal adds its own distinctive trait. The finish is incredibly persistent, with an aftertaste of black berry fruit and cocoa.

Blend: 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

"Alluring aromas of currants and fresh herbs with hints of rose petals. Full body, with juicy tannins and a tangy, fruity, and refreshing finish. Tar and spice undertones. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot."
95 Points

"This shows power and muscle, but the delivery is surprisingly soft and supple. The wine’s overall roundness is further reinforced by the irresistible tones of soft chocolate, cigar tobacco and black cherry, which lift straight out of the glass."
91 Points

"This rich, full red's suave texture sets the stage for cherry, leather and underbrush flavors. The tannins match its rugged character, leaving a dusty, mouthcoating impression. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2023. "
90 Points

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(2/19/2013)
Full bodied, complex taste and delish. resonably priced best value in Super Tusacan ever
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susan little - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

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(10/30/2012)
outstanding!
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(2/22/2013)
Delicious
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mxb - Byron Center, MI (read all my reviews)

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(3/11/2013)
Smooth
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(10/3/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
Very good
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charles hankle - Coraopolis, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/11/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
Great wine at the price point. Everything you would expect from a nice Tuscan.
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ACwine - Malvern, PA (read all my reviews)

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(3/20/2013)
Do not agree with JS rating. I would rate 89-90. The wine is just OK and therefore overpriced.
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(2/24/2013)
product rating says it all. 95 by ws, really???
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nkucherak - Cedarhurst, NY (read all my reviews)

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(11/22/2013)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
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(3/21/2013)
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James Mcinnes - Titusville, NJ (read all my reviews)

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Learn About Ruffino Map ItMap It

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make the most known and loved Italian wines in the world from the heart of Tuscany. At their winery in Pontassieve, just outside of Florence, they began producing wines according to a strict quality standard and a rigorous technical research. Soon, Ruffino became an international symbol of the Chianti...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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