Ruby Vineyard and Winery 2015 Laurelwood Blend Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains $29

By on March 24, 2019

The inaugural commercial vintage for winery owners Stephen Hendricks and Flora Habbi brought immediate acclaim for their program, including a double gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for Andrew Kirkland’s blend of Pommard, Dijon clones 115, 777 and the “suitcase” 828 attributed to Archery Summit and its late founder Gary Andrus. Harvest wrapped up for this bottling by Sept. 24. Aromas of cola and black cherry pick up tobacco leaf and roasted coffee. Taking a Burgundian approach on the palate, there’s pleasing dustiness and leather behind cranberry and red currant skins. Enjoy with roasted chicken, rabbit or lightly smoked ham.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 900 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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