2018 Legacy Ruth's Pinot Noir
Named after Bill Stoller’s mother, Ruth’s Pinot Noir is sourced from Section 11.1, our oldest planting of Pommard in the vineyard. Elegant and refined, aromatics of currant, freshly tilled earth and flint with hints of anise seed fill the glass. The palate is vibrant, showing textural nuance and a ferrous minerality with a long satin finish. This wine will continue to unfold as it opens up, revealing its true expression of our site in the Dundee Hills.
On average, the 2018 vintage was a warmer and drier growing season. The vintage kicked off with an early bud break. June saw a cool, wet weather period during bloom, which put the vintage back on track for a traditional September harvest. Cluster sizes were smaller and more conducive to producing high-quality wines. The most notable climatic feature to the 2018 vintage was our pleasantly dry and moderately warm harvest weather that continued into early November. This allowed us to pick based on ripe flavors and near-perfect natural acidity.
93 Points - Cellar Select, Wine Enthusiast