Deep, saturated purple red color hints at the powerful fruit aromas and flavors in this Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, from our Estate Vineyard. Aromas lead with mixed berries and subtle brambly notes, complemented by pastry dough, honey, and dark chocolate. Bold acidity from our cool, coastal location adds freshness to the fruity and earthy flavors on the palate. Soft tannins across the mid-palate allow the wine’s ripe fruit character to show through to the finish. This Pinot Noir pairs well with a variety of foods, including grilled pork tenderloin and wood-fired pizza.
The 2015 harvest was the earliest start for many vintners in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley – most beginning the third week of August, with mid-September for Pinot Noir. The pace was fairly steady, with the warm fall weather keeping things moving along from late August until early October. Although the vines were vigorous and healthy throughout the growing season, the poor weather conditions during bloom lead to a decrease in crop size from 2014. The silver lining, however, is that the quality of this precious fruit from 2015 is proving to make beautiful wines. Sometimes, it’s quality over quantity that matters most - especially when it comes to concentration of flavor.
Ron Rubin Winery 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 2015 Estate-grown, Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was hand-picked, sorted, and destemmed to open top fermenters, and cold soaked for five days. It was then fermented, pressed, and barrelled down to French oak barrels. Clones: 667, 115, 777, and Pommard.
100 percent Stainless Steel Open Top Fermenters. Barrel-aged nine months in 100 percent French Oak: 40 percent new barrels