Rubin Vineyards

2012 Green Valley Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley

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$40.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Beautiful Experience

If you are looking for a beautiful Pinot Noir experience, look no further than today’s stunning offering from Rubin Vineyards and Winery. This wine has garnered so much press, so much attention that it is a wonder that there is any left. So, how did we get our hands on today’s wine? We’re Wine Spies, that’s how!

Today’s Rubin Vineyards 2012 Green Valley Pinot Noir is a truly fantastic example of Russian River Pinot Noir. This wine is juicy, elegant, delicious and just packed with gorgeous flavors and aromas. This 93 Point wine blew our entire tasting panel away with its quality - and great value.

On the nose, this wine shows off a melange of fruit and loam and wood and spice, led by smoky black cherry, boysenberry, Bing cherry, red currant, loamy earth, chocolate covered cherry, sweetwood, spice and subtle toasty oak.

On the palate, this wine is juicy and softly spiced, with Bing cherry, raspberry, strawberry, red currant, sweet cedar, soft sweet spice, and subtle oak.

Here’s what the wine press has to say about today’s gorgeous wine:

“This cool climate Pinot Noir is like a fine young Chambolle Musigny - delicate, elegant, feminine, and slightly earthy.” - Catherine Fallis MS, aka Grape Goddess

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”Savory, earthy and dark aromatically - dark, but not brooding. It’s lighter than brooding, with top notes of cypress forest and minty herbs and a fresh red note like clover flowers. The palate mingles high-toned red fruits with savory low notes of cedar, herbs and tea leaves. This wine is ample but not luxuriant - not too ripe, but not unripe. It’s rounded, meaty, enduring.” - Meg Houston Maker of Maker’s Table

Accolades:

GOLD MEDAL – 2015 Sunset Magazine Wine Awards

GOLD MEDAL – 2015 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout

GOLD MEDAL – 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards

GOLD MEDAL – 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

GOLD MEDAL – 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

GOLD MEDAL – 2014 Sonoma-Marin Fair North of the Gate Wine Competition

GOLD MEDAL – 2014 Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition

93 Points at 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition SCORE

92 Points in Wine & Spirits Magazine (Best Buy)

92 Points in Wine & Spirits Magazine (YEAR’S BEST US PINOT NOIRS) SCORE

92 Points in Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May

Tasting Profile

Look:

Striking ruby red hues, with perfect clarity through the slightly darker ruby core of the wine. Tall legs take a while to emerge - and then very slowly meander down the glass wall.

Smell:

Smoky black cherry, boysenberry, Bing cherry, red currant, loamy earth, chocolate covered cherry, sweetwood, spice and subtle toasty oak.

Taste:

Bing cherry, raspberry, strawberry, red currant, sweet cedar, soft sweet spice, and subtle oak.

Finish:

Extra long, juicy and very elegant with a lovely soft tartness at the very end.

Pairing:

Enjoy this wine with cherry braised pork loin, herb roasted chicken or a rare, pepper-crusted tuna steak.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Joe Freeman
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Harvest Dates
September – October, 2012
Cooperage
100% Stainless Steel Open Top Fermenters
Abv
13.7%
Ph
3.69
TA
5.1g/L
Bottling Date
July 30, 2013
Accolades
GOLD MEDAL – 2015 Sunset Magazine Wine Awards
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GOLD MEDAL – 2015 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout
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GOLD MEDAL – 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
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GOLD MEDAL – 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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GOLD MEDAL – 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
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GOLD MEDAL – 2014 Sonoma-Marin Fair North of the Gate Wine Competition
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GOLD MEDAL – 2014 Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition
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93 Points at 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition SCORE
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92 Points in Wine & Spirits Magazine (Best Buy)
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92 Points in Wine & Spirits Magazine (YEAR’S BEST US PINOT NOIRS) SCORE
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92 Points in Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Nov 06, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$40.00
Avg. Price
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