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.
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.
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 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.
September 4 - 19, 2013
100% Stainless Steel Open Top Fermenters. Barrel-aged 9 months in 100% French Oak: 23% new barrels.