2013 Ron Rubin Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
13.7

2013 Ron Rubin Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

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$40.00
/ 750mL
SKU: PNRBGV13B6

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 a wild mushroom flatbreads or fig and goat cheese pizza.

Awards

  • 92 POINTS
    JamesSuckling.com
  • GOLD MEDAL
    2017 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
  • 91 POINTS
    2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
  • 90 POINTS / GOLD MEDAL
    Monterey International Wine Competition
  • GOLD MEDAL
    2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 93 POINTS / GOLD MEDAL
    2016 Critic’s Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 93 POINTS
    2016 Ultimate Wine Challenge
  • 92 POINTS / GOLD MEDAL
    2016 North of the Gate Wine Competition
  • 92 POINTS
    Catherine Fallis, MS
  • 91 POINTS / GOLD MEDAL
    2016 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
  • GOLD MEDAL
    2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • GOLD MEDAL
    2015 50 Best California Pinot Noir Tasting

Vintage Notes

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 fl avor 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 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 2013 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 4 - 19, 2013

Type / Size of Fermentation Vessel

100% Stainless Steel Open Top Fermenters. Barrel-aged 9 months in 100% French Oak: 23% new barrels.