2009 Ruffino "Modus" Toscana
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. Drink or hold.
his 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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Modus is 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. Dark plums, smoke, licorice, oak and new leather are some of the nuances that emerge from the glass in this attractive, fleshy red. The 2009 impresses for its juiciness and fine overall sense of balance. Ruffino’s Modus is sweet, ripe and inviting through to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(50% sangiovese, 25% merlot and 25% cabernet sauvignon): Dark purple-ruby with a hint of garnet at the rim. Syrupy aromas of black plum and licorice are lifted by hints of violet and sweet spices. Fat, ripe and rich, with a violet nuance complicating the black plum and dark chocolate flavors. A soft, fleshy wine with a richness that makes it easy to drink today for those who prefer size over finesse. Finishes with substantial broad tannins.