Recent Press and Accolades

   2015 Flora’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 93 Points and Editor’s Choice    “The nod in 2015 goes to Flora, for this elegant, sophisticated wine with old vine grace and detail. [...] The texture and length are superb, with fine balance throughout.”    2015 Estate Blend Pinot Noir, 92 Points    “Citrus highlights surround a core of red berry fruit, with ample details and texture. Its subtlety requires a little extra attention, which it will reward in spades.”    2016 Hendricks Legacy Pinot Noir, 91 Points    “The acidity is spot-on, emphasizing the bright, ripe fruit.”    2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 91 Points and Editor’s Choice    “This is an outstanding value in a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. [...] The mouthfeel is smooth and supple, and the flavors have a sexy, delicious quality that says ‘drink me now!’”    2015 Steve’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 91 Points    “A rush of bright, tangy orange and cherry fruit.”    2015 Laurelwood Blend, 90 Points    “The flavors combine red berries and a whiff of mushroom, along with spice, orange peel and citrus.”    2017 Pinot Gris, 90 Points    “This mineral-drenched wine is packed with zippy flavors of citrus flesh and rind.”

2015 Flora’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 93 Points and Editor’s Choice

“The nod in 2015 goes to Flora, for this elegant, sophisticated wine with old vine grace and detail. [...] The texture and length are superb, with fine balance throughout.”

2015 Estate Blend Pinot Noir, 92 Points

“Citrus highlights surround a core of red berry fruit, with ample details and texture. Its subtlety requires a little extra attention, which it will reward in spades.”

2016 Hendricks Legacy Pinot Noir, 91 Points

“The acidity is spot-on, emphasizing the bright, ripe fruit.”

2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 91 Points and Editor’s Choice

“This is an outstanding value in a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. [...] The mouthfeel is smooth and supple, and the flavors have a sexy, delicious quality that says ‘drink me now!’”

2015 Steve’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 91 Points

“A rush of bright, tangy orange and cherry fruit.”

2015 Laurelwood Blend, 90 Points

“The flavors combine red berries and a whiff of mushroom, along with spice, orange peel and citrus.”

2017 Pinot Gris, 90 Points

“This mineral-drenched wine is packed with zippy flavors of citrus flesh and rind.”

   25 Wines to Drink    “Ruby Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2017 [...] Juicy, with a light spritz and fruity sweet apple and lime flavors.”  “Ruby Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015 [...] Lightly gamey with root-like flavors and balsamic notes, which pairs nicely with the flavor of marinated cherries.”

25 Wines to Drink

“Ruby Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2017 [...] Juicy, with a light spritz and fruity sweet apple and lime flavors.”

“Ruby Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015 [...] Lightly gamey with root-like flavors and balsamic notes, which pairs nicely with the flavor of marinated cherries.”

  Connected to the Land   “For years, Steve dreamed of owning a vineyard and joining the Oregon wine industry. Finally, in 2012, he and his wife, Flora Habibi, purchased an existing winery and vines — established by Bill and Sharon Beran — and named it Ruby Vineyard. He envisioned the venture a bridge to connect with his ancestors by sourcing fruit from the actual soil his forefathers farmed.”

Connected to the Land

“For years, Steve dreamed of owning a vineyard and joining the Oregon wine industry. Finally, in 2012, he and his wife, Flora Habibi, purchased an existing winery and vines — established by Bill and Sharon Beran — and named it Ruby Vineyard. He envisioned the venture a bridge to connect with his ancestors by sourcing fruit from the actual soil his forefathers farmed.”

  Ruby Vineyard and Winery 2015 Estate Blend Pinot Noir   “Pleasing oak spice from 10 months in neutral French barrels melds with raspberry acidity on the midpalate and a long finish of plum skins and Western serviceberry. Rating: Excellent.”

Ruby Vineyard and Winery 2015 Estate Blend Pinot Noir

“Pleasing oak spice from 10 months in neutral French barrels melds with raspberry acidity on the midpalate and a long finish of plum skins and Western serviceberry. Rating: Excellent.”

  2015 Laurelwood Blend, Double Gold   2015 Estate Blend, Silver  Steve’s Reserve, Silver  2015 Willamette Valley, Bronze

2015 Laurelwood Blend, Double Gold

2015 Estate Blend, Silver

Steve’s Reserve, Silver

2015 Willamette Valley, Bronze

  2015 Flora’s Reserve Pinot Noir   “Seamless in character, with mid weight flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice lifted with a bright acid spine. Mildly perceptible silky tannins and an engaging and juicy finish. Score: 93.”   2012 Single Clone Wädenswil Pinot Noir   “Seductive perfume of cherry, spice and sandalwood. Lighter weighted flavors or red cherry, cranberry and oak-driven notes of smoke and tobacco. [...] Score: 90.”

2015 Flora’s Reserve Pinot Noir

“Seamless in character, with mid weight flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice lifted with a bright acid spine. Mildly perceptible silky tannins and an engaging and juicy finish. Score: 93.”

2012 Single Clone Wädenswil Pinot Noir

“Seductive perfume of cherry, spice and sandalwood. Lighter weighted flavors or red cherry, cranberry and oak-driven notes of smoke and tobacco. [...] Score: 90.”

 2015 Steve’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 93 Points  2015 Flora’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 92 Points

2015 Steve’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 93 Points

2015 Flora’s Reserve Pinot Noir, 92 Points

  Best Places to Kiss in Wine Country   “Ruby Vineyard includes a cozy tasting room with a fireplace and a clear view of Mount Hood. The adjoining vineyard, right in front of where you park when visiting Ruby, was planted in 1973, and its gentle slope is a perfect place to capture a kiss. Ruby is also the 40th anniversary gemstone, and many couples make their way to the winery to celebrate their happy union.”

Best Places to Kiss in Wine Country

“Ruby Vineyard includes a cozy tasting room with a fireplace and a clear view of Mount Hood. The adjoining vineyard, right in front of where you park when visiting Ruby, was planted in 1973, and its gentle slope is a perfect place to capture a kiss. Ruby is also the 40th anniversary gemstone, and many couples make their way to the winery to celebrate their happy union.”

 

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2015 Chardonnay

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2016 Pinot Gris

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2017 Rosé of Pinot Gris

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2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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2015 Laurelwood Blend Pinot Noir

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2015 Estate Blend Pinot Noir

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2015 Flora’s Reserve Pinot Noir

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2015 Steve’s Reserve Pinot Noir

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2015 Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir

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2016 Hendricks Legacy Pinot Noir