Ron Rubin - Russian River Valley - Pinot Noir
Ron Rubin - Russian River Valley - Pinot Noir

Red Wine Ron Rubin - Russian River Valley - Pinot Noir 2016

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Item# 71071-16

Product Ratings

Wine Enthusiast 91pt

Terroir

Our Ron Rubin Pinot Noir expresses the character of Russian River Valley terroir while refl ecting the versatility of the region. Russian River Valley's morning fogs and cool coastal breezes from the Pacifi c Ocean, create ideal growing conditions for pinot noir because it allows for a 15-20% longer hang times, than that of neighboring areas. This allows for our pinot noir to retain bright acidity and to develop full fl avor maturity.

Vintage

Signaling an end to the multi-year drought, 2016 began with a very mild winter. We saw ample rainfall which charged up the soil with good moisture reserves. Temperatures were moderate, with only a few nights in early spring which required vigilance against the threat of frost. The gentle conditions continued through bloom, and resulted in good fruit set and balanced crop levels – a welcome return to normal after the tiny harvest in 2015! The grapes were treated to perfect growing and ripening conditions throughout the season. With only a few modest heat spikes in June and July that topped out in the mid-90s, and a relatively cool August, our grapes were able to hang for an extended period, to develop concentrated flavors.

Winemaking, sourcing, clones

ur 2016 Pinot Noir was hand-picked, sorted, destemmed and put into open top fermenters, and was cold-soaked for 5-days. It was then fermented, pressed, and stored in French oak barrels. In addition to growing these grapes on our Estate, we acquired fruit from a few local, family vineyards. Clones: 115, 667, 777, 828, 113, and Pommard.
 

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