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Pinot Noir Rubis, 2022

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2022 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.8% ALC/VOL
Pinot Noir
Critic's Rating 90 pts

IN THE GLASS: cranberry, red cherry, wild strawberry, vanilla, white pepper, cedar, medium body.


This single vineyard wine comes from the Rubis Family Vineyard, on the Naramata Bench.  This is a young vineyard that is gently sloping and west facing.  It produces a bright, fruit-forward Pinot Noir that is very indicative of the Naramata Bench. The grapes are hand-picked.


The grapes are processed immediately: de-stemmed, but not crushed, directly into small half-ton fermenters where they were cold soaked for five days before a wild ferment commenced.   In total, the grapes spent about 21 days on skins before being pressed.  The wine was aged in French Oak barrels, 30% new, for 10 months before being bottled.

Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/L

Critic's Rating

One of two single vineyard pinot noirs from 2022, this comes off Naramata Bench's Rubis Family Vineyard. After destemming, this was native fermented in stainless over 21 days on skins prior to resting in French oak (30% new) for 10 months. Lifted raspberry, fragrant cherry is threaded with black tea, and kissed with cracked pink peppercorn. Tannins are slight, long, and lithe, guiding this to a bitter cherry twist. A smart, pretty pinot for enjoying now with salmon dishes.
- Treve Ring, Gismondi on Wine
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