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2018 PINOT NOIR, Il Rubino

2018 PINOT NOIR, Il Rubino

Il Rubino ("The Ruby”) is a rare gemstone prized for its brightness, purity, and intensity. A complex and well-balanced blend of fruit from some of the best Pinot Noir growing regions in the North Coast AVA. Juicy dark red fruits mingle with earthy spice through to a round and elegant finish.

This North Coast Appellation Pinot Noir was scored 92 Points by International Wine Review's Don Winkler. He said, "Dark cherry with underbrush and a bright note of Montmorency cherry.  Velvet-like on the palate with fresh, rich dark cherry and berry flavors and a hint of briar with good acidity and a firm backbone.  Overall, well balanced and very flavorful.  A blend of grapes sourced from cool climate vineyards in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge, Sonoma Coast, and Green Valley of Russian River Valley; aged 11 months in 45% new French oak barrels."

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Appellation
North Coast
Harvest Date
August 14 - September 30, 2017
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.58
Aging
11 months in Burgundian French oak barrels, 45% new oak
Bottling Date
August 30, 2018
Residual Sugar
0.5 g/L
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Il Rubino ("The Ruby”) is a rare gemstone prized for its brightness, purity, and intensity. It is with this inspiration that our winemaking team has selected several of our most impressive Pinot Noir barrels to create the "Il Rubino" blend, a truly exceptional and distinctive wine.
Vineyard Notes
An elegant and well-balanced blend of fruit from four of the best cool-climate Pinot Noir growing regions in the North Coast: Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge, Sonoma Coast, and Green Valley of Russian River Valley. Each location lends a subtle layering and complexity to the finished wine.
Winemaker Notes
Winter provided a record-breaking rainfall - a welcome end to the 4-years of drought. Bloom and fruit set in May occurred under ideal conditions. Summer was warm but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. The 2017 wine quality shows a lot of bright acidity and fresh varietal aromas in the white wines, and deep color, sweet fruit flavors. Looking like it will be another classic year! - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this versatile wine with stuffed mushrooms, chicken marsala, or duck confit.
Production
2025 cases
Product Reviews
Diane OBrien's Gravatar
Diane OBrien
(Mar 10, 2020 at 4:42 AM)
Pinot Noir is my go to choice of wine. I am a red wine kind of girl but have fallen for your Chardonney

Brendan Whelan's Gravatar
Brendan Whelan
(Mar 20, 2020 at 7:52 AM)
Good basic Pinot Noir. Fruity, but not sweet. Simple enough to go with anything, but with enough flavors that it's a nice experience. Enjoyable.

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Jeffrey Swim
(Mar 21, 2020 at 10:14 AM)
Goes really well with our chicken dinner.

Paula Calimafde Mark's Gravatar
Paula Calimafde Mark
(Mar 22, 2020 at 3:09 PM)
Wonderful!

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