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Robert Rue Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2005

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Robert Rue is another from nice Zinfandel the Wood Road neighborhood!

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Robert Rue Vineyard:
Robert Rue Vineyard is located off Wood Road in the Russian River Valley appellation in Sonoma County , California . The Russian River Valley Appellation - approximately 150 square miles - is defined by both climate and soil, yet it is the unusual weather pattern that makes this appellation truly unique. Influenced by the cooling effects of the Pacific Ocean just a few miles to the west, the e... Read more
Robert Rue Vineyard is located off Wood Road in the Russian River Valley appellation in Sonoma County , California . The Russian River Valley Appellation - approximately 150 square miles - is defined by both climate and soil, yet it is the unusual weather pattern that makes this appellation truly unique. Influenced by the cooling effects of the Pacific Ocean just a few miles to the west, the evening fog creeps up the Russian River , dropping the temperature to 35 - 40° degrees from the daytime highs. During the summer months, the cool foggy mornings and mild temperatures in the afternoons allows the grapes to slowly mature, developing optimal flavors. The Wood Road region is recognized for producing intense, luscious wines, especially Zinfandel. In the late 1890’s most Sonoma county vineyards were wiped out by a phyllorera (root louse) infestation. Our Wood Road vineyard, planted on phyllorera resistant St. George rootstock, was spared. Since 1973 we have been caretakers of our 10-acre century old vineyard. -For the last 28 years we sold our grapes to many well-known Sonoma County wineries. Finally, in 2001 our dream of making our own award-winning Zinfandel materialized.- -Although Robert Rue Vineyard may be a small-production winery, we can boast winning a 4-star Gold Medal, being selected twice for Best Varietals, winning Best Zinfandel, Best New World Zinfandel, six Double Gold Medals and 19 Gold Medals since the first release of our Wood Road Zinfandel. Robert Rue Vineyard is truly a family affair, with our two daughters (Kristine and Kimberly) and their husbands (Patrick and Scott) helping out with the many duties of vineyard work, especially at harvest.- During harvest you might even see little pint-size pickers helping their grandparents in the vineyard. We have three grandchildren - two boys (Austin and Gabriel) and one little girl (Ciarah). Our grandchildren love to frolic through the vines and listen to grandpa tell stories. -One day soon, we hope there will be three more pair of hands to help with the vineyard work! Read less

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Snooth User: Cat 1
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5.00 5
07/15/2010

Robert Rue is another from nice Zinfandel the Wood Road neighborhood!


Snooth User: Felicia Delcarlo
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4.50 5
07/23/2010

Four and a half glasses


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Source: Sonoma Harvest Fair
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Bronze Medal



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