Ron Rubin Winery announced extending its oak-free offerings with the release of Pam's UN-Oaked Cabernet Sauvignon 2021. The new UN-oaked Cabernet joins existing fan favorite, Pam’s UN-Oaked Chardonnay. 

Pam’s UN-Oaked Cabernet Sauvignon has an unusual backstory, the company notes. “Happy wife, Happy life” states the front label. Both the new Cab and the UN-Oaked Chardonnay are a tribute to Pam Rubin, Ron’s wife of 48 years, and no fan of oaky wines, red or white, the company says. The front label also features the B Corp Certified (B = Benefit for All) logo. In late August, Ron Rubin became the latest winery to join the B Corp movement, which entails operating in accordance with rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency, it notes.

“An unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon is a relative rarity, a modern innovation, and there is a demand for an unadorned version of America’s favorite red grape,” Rubin said in a statement. “Indeed, this wine is in response to a distributor request for a red companion to go with Pam’s UN-Oaked Chardonnay. Retailers can now merchandise a red and a white together.”

Bottled at 12.5% ABV, Pam’s UN-Oaked Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine for all seasons and occasions — approachable, fruit-forward, with a hint of sweetness, the company says. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, Pam’s UN-Oaked Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 has vibrant fruit aromas of raspberries and fresh plums, followed by fresh notes of cranberries, blackberries, and black cherry on the palate, it adds. The wine is bottled under a Stelvin (saranex-lined) twist-off cap, to preserve flavors, aromas, and freshness, it notes.

Pam’s UN-Oaked Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is available to purchase nationwide for a suggested retail price of $16 a bottle, and online by visiting the company’s website.