There's no doubt that fall is officially here. Between the cooler temperatures and the rainy days, we're feeling the urge to cuddle up beneath the blankets to keep warm. But we're still at the winery, offering outdoor tastings on our covered and heated patios, and still doing a little bit of work in the vineyard.
Post-harvest, we give everything some fertilizer and water until the leaves start to fall off. This keeps the vines healthy and ensures a robust budbreak in the spring. If you remember, earlier this year, we planted two new vineyard blocks of Malbec and Merlot, and they've grown enough that we were able to put trellises in place for them. We might see a small amount of fruit from the new vines in 2021, but it will most likely be the harvest in 2022, where we'll see fruit that is mature enough to bottle.
Other than that, we're just taking in the beautiful sight of the leaves changing color. Here are little more images of the vineyard on a lovely, foggy morning.
The year has flown by. It's hard to believe it's already time for the holiday season. While our tables might be smaller this year, many of us are still longing to find ways to celebrate the little things and express our gratitude for our family and friends. And what holiday meal is complete without a few bottles of tasty wine on the table?
As you begin to finalize your holiday menu, don't forget about the wine! Now is the time to start thinking about what wines you will enjoy while filling up on your favorite Thanksgiving Day foods. One of the great things about the traditional foods served at Thanksgiving is that they are incredibly easy to pair with wine. But in case you're stuck, we're sharing a few of our favorites at Rubino Estates that will be delightful pairings with your meals.
Thanksgiving Day Pairings
Light bodied, bubbly effervescence. Moderate sweetness and acidity. This wine has flavors of pear, fresh pineapple, green apple with notes of coconut on the finish.
We love to start the day off with sparkling wine. The bubbles wake up the palate and also help cleanse the palate between bites of rich foods.
The aroma is dominated by vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, and lemon tart. The mouthfeel is creamy and full, with hints of butter and toasted marshmallows. Big bodied with a long finish.
What better to pair with creamy, buttery mashed potatoes than our Landmark Chardonnay. The rich mouthfeel of this wine is a perfect match for a plateful of rich mashed potatoes.
This wine has a very elegant nose, with aromas of vanilla, cherry pie, and spice. Fruit forward with flavors of blackberry and plum. Has a big mouthfeel and a long, lasting finish. Just a hint of oak helps frame the flavors.
The cherry pie and spice notes will be quite tasty with cranberry sauces and fruit-based glazes for your duck, turkey, or ham.
A very aromatic nose with hints of plum, golden crisp apple, and baking spices. The palate follows through with the addition of black pepper and cranberry flavors. Very plush mouthfeel with soft tannins and a hint of vanilla on the finish.
Pinot Noir is one of our favorite wines to drink with turkey. It has just enough tannin to hold up to turkey and gravy without overpowering each bite.
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