2012 Ron Rubin Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
13.7

2012 Ron Rubin Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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$22.50
/ 375mL
SKU: PNRBGV12A

Tasting Notes

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.

Awards

  • 94 POINTS
    Catherine Fallis MS, aka Grape Goddess®
  • 93 POINTS / Gold Medal
    2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
  • 92 POINTS
    Wine & Spirits Magazine - Best Buy
  • 92 POINTS
    Wine & Spirits Magazine - YEAR’S BEST U.S. PINOT NOIRS
  • 92 POINTS
    Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May
  • Gold Medal
    2015 Grand Harvest Awards
  • Gold Medal
    2015 Sunset International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal
    2015 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout
  • Gold Medal
    2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
  • Gold Medal
    2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal
    2014 Sonoma-Marin Fair North of the Gate Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal
    2014 Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition

Vintage

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.

Terrior

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.

Winemaking / Sourcing / Clones

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.

Harvest Dates

September 12, 2012 - October 18, 2012

Type / Size of Fermentation Vessel

100% Stainless Steel Open Top Fermenters. Barrel-aged 9 months in
100% French Oak: 25% new barrels.