Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2007

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Wine Spectator Review Rated 93 Tight and compact, with dark, potent, concentrated fruit that fleshes out, with minera...

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Funky, kinky smoky, rubbery sulfur notes hide the core of spicy, complex fruit with intense cola, cold coffee and graham cracker notes struggling t... Read more

Nose filled with vegetal, mushroom, earthtones, funky smells but intriguing. and then on the palate amazing red fruit, cherry and spice with the e... Read more

Nice, sweet, fruit driven pinot noir. Very fruit forward, with strong flavors of strawberries and raspberries in the mouth, although its more mushr... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,390
3.00 5
11/21/2008

Funky, kinky smoky, rubbery sulfur notes hide the core of spicy, complex fruit with intense cola, cold coffee and graham cracker notes struggling to emerge from the sulfur. Blackberry jam and a touch of char peak out then recede. A bit dead in the mouth with the sulfur tamping down the midpalate. . Not lively or fresh yet with a rich round mouthfeel. The dark cherry fruit it fairly intense with complicating notes of spicy, light vanilla and cinnamon that leads to a finish that accentuates the oaky vanilla a touch and has a cherry candy tone to it. A bit short. Solid if uninspiring but marred by the sulfur today. When it blows of this should emerge around 85-87pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
11/19/2009

Nose filled with vegetal, mushroom, earthtones, funky smells but intriguing. and then on the palate amazing red fruit, cherry and spice with the earthnotes underlying and more pronounced on the finish


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
12/27/2009

Nice, sweet, fruit driven pinot noir. Very fruit forward, with strong flavors of strawberries and raspberries in the mouth, although its more mushroomy on the nose. Finishes on cocoa.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
04/12/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
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3.50 5
11/04/2009

Light ruby in color, this soft, harmonious Pinot Noir has the feel and structure of a medium-range village Burgundy from the Cote de Beaune. Dark cherry, charcoal, and subdued cola notes are found in both aromas and flavors, along with a subtle floral component. Not especially complex or long, but round and pleasant to drink, varietally right-on, and very well-priced. Would be a great restaurant wine.


4.00 5
12/20/2009

I just picked up my bottle at my local liquor store. I am cellaring it for the next very special occasion. The wine maker notes suggest that the consistent temperature and moisture allowed this vintage to achieve an amazing grape. Rodney Strong has long been a favorite of mine, from their RR Pinot to their Chalk Chardonnay, I have felt that for a well known name they really have their act together, providing boutique quality wines that are nationally recognized. I bought this one specifically because I know the brand and quality associated with RS. Interesting to me was that in the winemaker notes they say how much of each clone was used, and which clone it is. Based upon my experience with this winery, I am rating this a 4 out of 5, and will revise once drank if this changes.


Snooth User: victornj1
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3.50 5
01/03/2012

Good wine but a bit pricey


Snooth User: diane mar
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2.00 5
11/14/2010

this wine tasted "odd" enough for me to seek forum validation of the odd taste. Im a fan of other Rodney Strong wines, but his one is off from the first whiff. would not buy again.


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External Reviews for Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

External Review
03/17/2010

Rodney Strong Vineyards Pinot Noir 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.


External Review
04/12/2011

93 Points - Wine Spectator 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. Drin


External Review
01/16/2009

Supple in texture, with rose petal and red fruit aromas, this lively, medium bodied wine is aged entirely in French oak, which adds a subtle, toasty vanilla character and a hint of spice. Ideal for current enjoyment, this pinot noir will hold nicely over the next two to three years.


External Review
11/25/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal


External Review
10/21/2010

Supple in texture, with rose petal and red fruit aromas, this lively, medium bodied wine is aged entirely in small French oak barrels, which adds a subtle, toasty vanilla character and a hint of spice. Ideal for current enjoyment, this pinot noir will hold nicely over the next 2 to 4 years.


External Review
04/06/2010

93 Points - Wine Spectator "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. Winemaker Notes - The Russian River Valley is well established as one of the premier pinot noir growing regions in the world, and we have been growing and making pinot noir here for forty years. Our Reserve is the winemakers artisanal blend of individual wines made from time tested meticulously farmed sections of some of the very best vineyards in Russian River Valley. Each lot is vinified separately, aged in our finest barrels, and then selected by the winemakers for complexity, concentration, and grace. It is literally a matter of taste. Soft and rich, with layers of red cherry, raspberry, cola, caramel, and a hint of Asian spice, this impressive, full-bodied wine is aged in 100% French oak, which adds an elegant toasty vanilla character. Enjoy this voluptuous pinot noir now and over the next 2 to 4 years."


External Review
01/24/2010

Rodney Strong Vineyards has been producing quality wines from Sonoma fruit for 50 years. And because of their long experience they’re able to source the finest grapes for their wines like this Reserve Pinot Noir. All the fruit comes from first tier growers in the Russian River Valley. It’s a very limited production of only 2,600 six-bottle cases. The Wine Spectator scored it 93 points saying “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.” On Sale for a limited time! not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator Review Rated 93 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. Wine Tasting Notes Soft and rich, with layers of red cherry, raspberry, cola, caramel, and a hint of Asian spice, this impressive, full-bodied wine is aged in 100% French oak, which adds an elegant toasty vanilla character. Enjoy this voluptuous pinot noir now and over the next 2 to 4 years.

Wine Spectator Review Rated 93 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. Wine Tasting Notes Soft and rich, with layers of red cherry, raspberry, cola, caramel, and a hint of Asian spice, this impressive, full-bodied wine is aged in 100% French oak, which adds an elegant toasty vanilla character. Enjoy this voluptuous pinot noir now and over the next 2 to 4 years.

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