2013 Rodney Strong Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley"
Winery: Rodney Strong
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: July 6, 2015
Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Rodney Strong is very good and fairly priced for a Pinot. It opens pomegranate and red currant like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a pleasant red plum with notes of minerality, old oak, cola, and blueberry. The finish is dry its flavors and managed acidity linger as the wine fades away. It opens up and is even better on day two. I would pair this Pinot with beef bourguignon. Enjoy
Winemaker Notes: The 2013 Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has lovely aromas of cherry and rose petals. With a soft and silky texture on the palate, cherries, pomegranate, floral and baking spice characteristics shine through with balance, acidity and a nice lingering finish. This medium bodied wine was aged for 13 months in small French oak barrels, which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Enjoy this Pinot Noir now with a roasted chicken with a red wine butter reduction sauce, roasted pork loin or wild mushrooms over polenta or cellar it for enjoyment for the next two to four years.
Organic status: not organic
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