Rodney Strong Chardonnay Sonoma County 2012

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This Rodney Strong Chardonnay is nicely balanced… a round and full middle… a fragrant nose of ripe banana, fresh nutm...

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Milky at first, tight then turning very herbal with bay leaf and spicy herbs before adding pencil lead, leather, and tea tones. Dark and brooding w... Read more

Green apples and grape fruit. Touch of oak on the finish. Would buy again but wouldn't search it out. Read more

Great chard for the price. Nice balance with a touch of oak. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Rodney Strong Chardonnay Sonoma County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,545
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/22/2008

Milky at first, tight then turning very herbal with bay leaf and spicy herbs before adding pencil lead, leather, and tea tones. Dark and brooding with big yet suave tannins that give this a high end Bordeaux like mouth feel. Very fresh and with very fine balance to the creamy mouthfeel. The acidity is bright but integrated adding to the polish yet lean feel. Lush with good depth of flavor, this is a seductive style of winemaking that knits together deep fruit with good length in a suave polished style. This developed lovely green tobacco and green coffee nuances on the long finish. Delicious and really enjoyable to drink, this improved all night long 2008-2016 92pts


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Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394367
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 12/19/2013

Green apples and grape fruit. Touch of oak on the finish. Would buy again but wouldn't search it out.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578084,374
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/10/2012

Great chard for the price. Nice balance with a touch of oak.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/22/2011

Pineapple and spice scents. Slick/thick mouthfeel. Cream and spice flavor.


Snooth User: troutdogz
48243749
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/22/2011

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.


Snooth User: megdeweese
91011261
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/27/2009

slight hint of butter after decanting, mild citrus, smooth,


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/22/2008

Another well performing wine. Very herbal - lime leaf and basil. Good acidity. Strongly acidic and comes over slightly lean, but overall its fresh and bright, and comes over well. Tasted at the Snooth PTP California Cab blind tasting: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/snooth-ptp-california-cabernet


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,415
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/01/2009

Second time I've tasted this wine. The first was at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. Lost my notes from the fair but recall it being very good. Tasting it blind restrained my thoughts. This wine was very dark and muted at first take. It did have spice and black fruit as it opened up. Good tannins and balance but needed time to open out.


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External Reviews for Rodney Strong Chardonnay Sonoma County

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
01/16/2014

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.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 02/26/2013

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.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 02/06/2013

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.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 02/18/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Full flavored and elegant, this Sonoma County wine blends crisp apple, pear and pineapples with a soft vanillin oak. A great choice for richer seafood and poultry dishes.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity. On the palate resides pear and pineapple flavors with spice and a refreshing acidity that will have you coming back for another glass.


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1013960 Snooth User: ianrshort
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2005 04/27/2009

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2005 04/10/2009

101827 Snooth User: jeanne h
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2005 11/28/2008

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Winemaker's Notes:

This Rodney Strong Chardonnay is nicely balanced… a round and full middle… a fragrant nose of ripe banana, fresh nutmeg… a crisp, lingering finish.

This Rodney Strong Chardonnay is nicely balanced… a round and full middle… a fragrant nose of ripe banana, fresh nutmeg… a crisp, lingering finish.

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