Ruffino

Modus Toscana Sangiovese Blend

8.9751 ratings
8.954 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

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Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

On the nose black currants, blueberries, light wood, earth, forest floor, tobacco, vegetables, Mediterranean spices, wet leaves, coffee, black pepper, over ripen cherries, vinaigrette and leather.

Full-bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with stewed blackberries, ripped black currants, licorice, earth, wood, light vanilla, Mediterranean spices, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates and wet leaves.

Long tangy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice surprise. This is a very tasty Italian Super Tuscan. Tastes very much like a 20 year old Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from California.

Over the hill by now, but very interesting with great complexity and a yummy mouthfeel. Spicy with lots of earth notes and vegetables.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$20 (current vintage).

#AgedWineTuesday

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

On the nose black currants, blueberries, light wood, earth, forest floor, tobacco, vegetables, Mediterranean spices, wet leaves, coffee, black pepper, over ripen cherries, vinaigrette and leather.

Full-bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with stewed blackberries, ripped black currants, licorice, earth, wood, light vanilla, Mediterranean spices, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates and wet leaves.

Long tangy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice surprise. This is a very tasty Italian Super Tuscan. Tastes very much like a 20 year old Cabernet based Bordeaux blend from California.

Over the hill by now, but very interesting with great complexity and a yummy mouthfeel. Spicy with lots of earth notes and vegetables.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$20 (current vintage).

Jul 14th, 2020
Matt Sterr

Semi-rustic. Leather and cherry notes. Enough tannin to give it grip.

Semi-rustic. Leather and cherry notes. Enough tannin to give it grip.

Nov 28th, 2017
Ron R
9.2

Lovely example, which as I recall, set me back $20. Approachable now and improved with air time. Very nice on day 2, too.

Lovely example, which as I recall, set me back $20. Approachable now and improved with air time. Very nice on day 2, too.

Aug 5th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Just tried another bottle and was blown away. Clear Ruby red color with aromas of red and black fruits and pleasant spice. The palate shows strawberry, cherry and sweet plums with vanilla spice. The finish had smooth tannins, and ended with oak on a good length. Very nice what a little age will do.

Just tried another bottle and was blown away. Clear Ruby red color with aromas of red and black fruits and pleasant spice. The palate shows strawberry, cherry and sweet plums with vanilla spice. The finish had smooth tannins, and ended with oak on a good length. Very nice what a little age will do.

5 people found it helpfulAug 31st, 2016
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

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2 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2014
Taft Morgan

Not a fan but others I'm with love it. Flat, tart and a bit bitter. @Meeter B

Not a fan but others I'm with love it. Flat, tart and a bit bitter. @Meeter B

1 person found it helpfulDec 31st, 2016
Mike Burmil

Really solid red. Beef, cherry and dry. Poundable

Really solid red. Beef, cherry and dry. Poundable

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2016
Brent S

Always a solid Super Tuscan, but never knocking it out of the park, even at the winery.

Always a solid Super Tuscan, but never knocking it out of the park, even at the winery.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2016
David Beck

Solid but would likely chose something else next time around...didn't finish well

Solid but would likely chose something else next time around...didn't finish well

1 person found it helpfulNov 18th, 2015
Katy Jossy Simanski

Great value.

Great value.

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015