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Wines made exclusively from the Green Valley of Russian River Valley by Ron Rubin. Rubin had a forty year dream to own a vineyard and winery in wine country and in late 2011 found a special small property in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley. He assembled a team to take full advantage of the property: winemaker Joe Freeman, assistant winemaker Ed Morris, vineyard manager Jim Pratt, sustainable agriculture manager Mark Greenspan and operations manager Lori Knapp.
The 20-acre estate vineyard is planted in Goldridge soil and fog defines the vineyard's climate.
The offerings include an two unoaked estate Chardonnays and an estate Pinot Noir.
The wines are sold on the website and through a mailing list.
2013 Ron Rubin Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
13.7% alc.,pH 3.60, TA 0.57, $25, screwcap. Sourced from multiple vineyards in addition to estate fruit. Clones 115, 667, 777, 887, 113 and Pommard. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, aged 8 months in 15% new French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with scents of cherry, spice and nutty oak. The bright core of fresh Bing cherry and cranberry fruits is appealing as is the crisp finish. Accents of cola and oak play in the background, with oak showing more overlay than I prefer. A touch shallow on the mid palate attack, but otherwise a solid wine. Score: 89. Reviewed November 5, 2015 ARTICLE »