The 7.25 acres of Pinot Noir at Ruby Vineyard are own-rooted vines and some of the oldest in Oregon, planted in 1973. While the vineyard is old, the winery is new: Ruby’s frst commercial vintage was 2015 and their welcoming tasting room was completed in 2017. Co-owned by Stephen Hendricks and Flora Habibi, Ruby was named afer Flora’s favorite gemstone— an apt metaphor for this hidden gem in a lesser-known corner of the Willamette Valley.
This is a classic and expressive example of Oregon Pinot Noir displaying subtle earthy nuances thanks to the time it has spent in bottle. Gorgeous aromas of ripe black cherries are effortlessly balanced by notes of cinnamon, clove, pink peppercorns, and truffles. The palate is silky, displaying an energetic acidity with subtle and integrated dusty tannins. Finishes fruity and spicy with hints of incense and iron.