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Rodney Strong Chardonnay Reserve 2014

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Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10

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Rodney Strong Vineyards:
  Founded in 1959 by Rodney Strong, Rodney Strong Vineyards has one of the richest histories in Sonoma County. It was the first vineyard to plant Chardonnay in Chalk Hill (1965), and the first to release it (1977). It was also the first to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley (1968) and the first to make a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma County (released in 1974). ... Read more
  Founded in 1959 by Rodney Strong, Rodney Strong Vineyards has one of the richest histories in Sonoma County. It was the first vineyard to plant Chardonnay in Chalk Hill (1965), and the first to release it (1977). It was also the first to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley (1968) and the first to make a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma County (released in 1974). Success didn’t come overnight: hard work and perseverance, coupled with a strong business sense and tender loving care, allowed the vineyard to prosper. When Tom Klein purchased the vineyard in 1989, a major overhaul was planned, and in a short 10 years, sales grew over 600% to 500,000 cases. Today, Rick Sayre, David Ramey, Greg Morthole, and Justin Seidenfeld, winemakers at Rodney Strong Vineyards, source grapes from over 1,000 acres of vines throughout Sonoma County, across 14 estate vineyards from Alexander Valley, the Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, and Sonoma Coast. All of these high-quality grapes have allowed the winery to become the success that it is today. Read less

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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Vintage: 2007 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/15/2009

Meijer. Big leesy nose, with corn. Lightly oaked.


External Reviews for Rodney Strong Chardonnay Reserve

External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/14/2009

Tight and compact, with dark, potent, concentrated fruit that fleshes out, with mineral, dried dark berry fruit, spice and tobacco notes, gaining body and complexity. Drink now through 2013. 2,635 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Rodney Strong Chardonnay Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 03/16/2010

Rodney Strong Vineyards Chardonnay 2007 Reserve and all other wine from Rodney Strong Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 07/20/2010

93 Points - Wine Spectator"Floral honeysuckle, ripe fig and melon scents are rich, full-bodied, elegant and refined, showing a light touch of toasty vanilla oak on the finish, where the flavors turn subtle and delicate. Drink now through 2015. 2,465 cases made." - James Laube Febraruy 28, 2010


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/19/2010

Floral honeysuckle, ripe fig and melon scents are rich, full-bodied, elegant and refined, showing a light touch of toasty vanilla oak on the finish, where the flavors turn subtle and delicate. Drink now through 2015. 2,465 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Rodney Strong Chardonnay Reserve 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 10/20/2010

To make their Reserve Chardonnay the winemaker’s Rick Sayre and David Ramey select individual grape lots from their best Russian River Valley vineyards. Each lot is individually barrel fermented in French oak. Frequent lees stirring during the 13 months of barrel aging adds a creamy texture and complexity. The Wine Spectator scored this 2007 93 points saying "Floral honeysuckle, ripe fig and melon scents are rich, full-bodied, elegant and refined, showing a light touch of toasty vanilla oak on the finish, where the flavors turn subtle and delicate. Drink now through 2015." Limited!!


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Vintage: 2006 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/24/2009

Wonderful perfumed aromas fold over to the palate, which is full-bodied and ultrarich without being heavy, delivering tiers of ripe fig, apricot and green apple, shaded by spicy, toasty oak. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2012. 2,... Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2006 Rodney Strong Chardonnay Reserve 750ml


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