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Review: 2006 Ruffino Modus

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In Italy, Modus is everywhere. Seriously, you can’t escape it. I even encountered a kiosk at the airport in Florence where a guy was offering samples of the stuff.

What’s the fuss all about? This Sangiovese (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (25%) blend has a hefty Bordeaux character, offering moderate and dusty earthiness that interplays with relatively light fruit. From Tuscany’s Ruffino, this affordable yet upscale wine is perhaps too dry and limited in scope, but it does make for a versatile experience. I can see drinking Modus with just about anything — and at this price, you really have no excuse not to do so.

B / $20 / ruffino.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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