2013 Ron Rubin Green Valley of Russian River Valley Cool Climate Syrah
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
14.1

2013 Ron Rubin Green Valley of Russian River Valley Cool Climate Syrah

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$32.00
/ 750mL
SKU: SYRBGV13B6

Tasting Notes

The cool climate where these grapes come from is just temperate enough to ripen Syrah, which yields a rounded palate of berry fruit and lots of spice, and is highlighted by bright acidity and silky tannins. This wine is enjoyable now but will age beautifully for five to eight years. Pairs beautifully with a slow roasted peppered pork tenderloin or a lamb ragout with olives and peppers.

Awards

  • 95 POINTS / CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY
    2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
  • BEST OF CLASS
    2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 95 POINTS / PLATINUM, BEST OF CLASS
    2016 San Diego Wine & Spirits Challenge
  • 95 POINTS / DOUBLE GOLD
    2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • 94 POINTS / GOLD MEDAL
    2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
  • 93 POINTS PLATINUM, BEST SYRAH
    2016 Monterey International Wine Competition
  • 93 POINTS
    California State Fair
  • 92 POINTS
    Catherine Fallis MS, aka Grape Goddess®
  • 92 POINTS
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine
  • 91 POINTS
    2016 Ultimate Wine Challenge

Vintage

The 2013 vintage is full of deep and rich character. Although yields were lower than the generous 2012 crop, the harvest shares the same balanced flavor notes. The Green Valley in the Russian River Valley had a long ripening season, which helped develop complex flavors within the fruit. Just a few days saw extremely hot temperatures and the season was marked by less rain than usual, allowing our winemaking team to select maturely flavored grapes for the 2013 vintage.

Terroir

The grapes in our Cool Climate Syrah explore the range of Goldridge soil and terroir at Dutton Ranch in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA. The Dutton family has been working the land in Sonoma County since the 1880s and today they sustainably farm about 850 acres. We are dedicated to crafting wines that beautifully express the personality of this Syrah.

Winemaking / Sourcing / Clones

Our 2013 Cool Climate Syrah comes 100% from Dutton Ranch – Cherry Ridge Vineyard, Clone 877. Destemmed to fermenter, cold soaked for 4 days before yeast inoculation, and then pressed at dryness, settled and barreled down for 12 months in French oak.

Harvest Dates

October 17th, 2013

Type / Size of Fermentation Vessel

Stainless Steel Open Top Fermenter; Wine aged in French oak barrels, 29% new