Bright bouquet of raspberry and cherry blossoms with added notes of cedar, white pepper and spice. Vanilla and toasty oak round out the nose with a subtle creamy nature at the close. Palate follows bouquet with more raspberry and sweet cherry flavors. An earthy palate offers soft oak and touches of cocoa powder with a lingering finish of summer blackberry and plum. This Pinot Noir’s berry fruits and soft oak make it a perfect pairing for flat breads and artisianal pizzas.
2012 was a banner year for growing coastal Pinot Noir. Little water during the spring months yielded even cane growth and budbreak. Cluster thinning allowed us to maintain balance and elegant expression. The grapes reached flavor maturity at lower sugar levels while still retaining vibrant acidity, providing long-lasting finishes.
The Rubin Family of Wines explores the range of Goldridge soil and terroir in Green Valley of Russian River Valley. We are dedicated to crafting wines that beautifully express the personality of our Pinot Noir. Balance and respect for the natural character of each vineyard are key principles of our grape growing and winemaking philosophy. Our Estate is a 10-acre vineyard, located in Green Valley of Russian River Valley.
Our 2012 Estate-grown, Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, was hand-picked, sorted, and destemmed to open top fermenters and cold soaked for 5 days. It was then fermented and pressed and barrelled down to French oak barrels. Clones: 667, 115, 777, and Pommard.
September 12, 2012 - October 18, 2012
100% Stainless Steel Open Top Fermenters. Barrel-aged 9 months in
100% French Oak: 25% new barrels.