Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill 2009
Pineapple and spice scents. Slick/thick mouthfeel. Cream and spice flavor.
Another first for us, we paid $8.99 for this bottle. The color was very light, with nutty notes and even butter in the nose. Slight to medium acidity, with strong pear overtones, subtle notes of apple. Very medium finish. Overall ok, not sure if I'd go there again.
External Reviews for Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill
Their 2008 was fermented in French Oak and displays yellow apple and pie spice flavors, with a hint of mineral on the long, creamy finish.
Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. Creamy and rich on the palate. Encouraging secondary fermentation adds additional complexity, and in the glass the wine is both creamy and crisp, with ripe apple, Meyer lemon, wet stone, and spiced vanilla flavors.
Encouraging malolactic fermentation added additional character, and in the glass the wine is both creamy and crisp, with abundant fruit character, mineral, and toasty oak flavors. Enjoy over the next 1-3 years.
Made from three prime growing regions, Russian River, Chalk Hill and Sonoma Coast, this Chard offers lots of complexity at a good price. Itrsquo;s a forthright wine, rich in peach pie flavors, including the smoky, buttery pie crust, and is entirely dry. Amazingly good when you consider the massive production: 185,000 cases.
Shows nice pineapple tart, lemondrop, buttered toast and vanilla oak flavors, brightened with crisp acidity. Finishes quick and could be more concentrated, but itrsquo;s a very good elegant Chardonnay at a fair price.
Smooth, ripe and spicy, with lots of pear, melon and apricot flavors that are pure and pleasing. Ready now.
We barrel fermented a bit less than half of this wine, and aged that portion in barrel for 9 months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the other half to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.
Food Pairings for Rodney Strong Chardonnay Chalk Hill
We barrel fermented about 60% of this wine, and aged that portion in barrel for 4 months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass. enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.
Notes: American and French oak
|Total Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter|
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