Initially on opening this was closed but with ample aeration this blossomed and opened up revealing a beautiful Pinot nose that combines a light floral touch and spice to the red fruit tones of cherry and raspberry. Medium bodied, showcasing the feminine side of the varietal, supple and smooth textured, the red fruit core has lifted vibrancy and freshness, the tannins finely tuned and nicely integrated while an underlying vein of acidity gives this drive and length, leading to a finish with good persistence and fruit definition. Charming and delicious, this should drink impressively over the next 2-3 years quite easily.
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92 pts Wine Spectator 6/30/21
Offers a lovely mix of savory herb and earth notes, with juicy, succulent cherry, blood orange and maraschino cherry flavors that are refreshing on the finish, where delicate hints of dried lavender emerge. Drink now through 2030
91 pts James Suckling Nov 2020
This has an attractive, red-cherry and red-plum nose with plenty of perfume, too. The palate is a very juicy and smooth-honed dose of red-cherry, raspberry and red-plum flavors. Fresh, bright style. Drink now. Screw cap
The most awarded and best value wine you could find! Awarded five trophies and 12 gold medals over the last five vintages, RUA is nothing short of a show-stopper.
Lifted perfume of spices – cinnamon, black pepper and clove; with brambles, sage and wild thyme. Bright red berries, with darker notes of mulberries and black cherries. Soft silken tannins, bright structural acidity with an earthy mineral thread.