Wine Spectator: “A ripe, opulent style, this red is saturated with black cherry, plum, cedar and spice flavors, yet remains fluid and lithe on the palate. Quickly gives way to tannins with the feel of bitter chocolate, with the fruit and floral notes enduring. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2024 through 2038. 17,000 cases made, 12,000 cases imported.” Winery: The Super Tuscan Modus, the Latin word for ‘method’, is Ruffino’s contemporary way of expressing Tuscany with a blend of three noble grape varieties. First introduced in 1997, Modus routinely garners exceptional acclaim from the top wine critics worldwide. Sangiovese is the core of Modus, providing refined texture along with cherry and red berry aromas. The Merlot offers smoothness enriched by blackberry fruit and delicate notes of mint, while the Cabernet Sauvignon lends structure, and also unites all three grape types with its elegance. Modus’ label features a compass that artfully represents the meticulous balance of all the elements that come together to give this wine its distinctive character: vines, sun, fruit, soil, dedication and the passage of time.12 months in French oak barrels of first, second, and third use
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