Ruby red with violet hues. The impact is intense and intriguing. The bouquet is complex, initially marked by deep notes of mature fruit, such as cherries, plums and small black berries, which fade into hints of spices, mint, sweet tobacco and refined balsamic notes on the finish. On the palate this wine is full-bodied and harmonious with silky tantannins. The mouthfeel is pleasant and fresh as Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot weave together with finesse, each adding its own distinctive character. The finish is incredibly persistent, with lingering notes of black berry fruit and cocoa.
Blend: 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
"The 2010 Modus is a darkly extracted and super-rich expression of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that shows enormous confidence and determination. This is the kind of wine you will enjoy pairing with roast pork stuffed with cooked prunes or juicy magret de canard. It is well-built and opulent, with thick layers of spice, black fruit, dark espresso bean and bitter chocolate. The style is soft, modern and well-suited to its many fans in international markets. There are no big surprises here. Anticipated 2014-2025.
The Wine Advocate
Smooth & Supple
I bought this simply because of the name :/ (My husband's name is Rufus) I know, worst reason in the world to purchase a bottle of wine! However, I was pleasantly surprised! This is a very smooth red and I cannot wait to purchase this one again.