Reviewed on 2019-01-30
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Rating 85
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2014
Appellation
ABV 14%
Price $26.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, Drinking Outside the Lines, Wine Geeks

Drink If You Like

Malbec, Malvasia Nera , Syrah / Shiraz

Ross-idi winery Nikolaevo Vineyard unfiltered Rubin 2014 Review

Chalk this up to trying new things. The Rubin grape is a cross of Nebbiolo and Syrah developed in 1944 in Bulgaria. It has 50% more anthocyanin (pigment) than a Cabernet Sauvignon and doesn't age well. I am oddly drawn to this wine. The ripe plum and black currant fruit is nice, as is the balsamic on the palate and well-integrated tannin. It has the chewiness of Syrah and the acidity and rose petal aroma of Nebbiolo. I am not sure that it is worth $26 but then again if I was grilling up some lean meat and wanted to try something different, I would give this one a go.

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Ross-idi winery Nikolaevo Vineyard unfiltered Rubin 2014
Chalk this up to trying new things. The Rubin grape is a cross of Nebbiolo and Syrah developed in 1944 in Bulgaria. It has 50% more anthocyanin (pigment) than a Cabernet Sauvignon and doesn't age well. I am oddly drawn to this wine. The ripe plum and black currant fruit is nice, as is the balsamic on the palate and well-integrated tannin. It has the chewiness of Syrah and the acidity and rose petal aroma of Nebbiolo. I am not sure that it is worth $26 but then again if I was grilling up some lean meat and wanted to try something different, I would give this one a go.

Reviewed On: 01-30-2019
85
POINTS
Ross-idi winery Nikolaevo Vineyard unfiltered Rubin 2014
Chalk this up to trying new things. The Rubin grape is a cross of Nebbiolo and Syrah developed in 1944 in Bulgaria. It has 50% more anthocyanin (pigment) than a Cabernet Sauvignon and doesn't age well. I am oddly drawn to this wine. The ripe plum and black currant fruit is nice, as is the balsamic on the palate and well-integrated tannin. It has the chewiness of Syrah and the acidity and rose petal aroma of Nebbiolo. I am not sure that it is worth $26 but then again if I was grilling up some lean meat and wanted to try something different, I would give this one a go.

Reviewed On: 01-30-2019