Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2012

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Soft and silky, with intriguing rose petal and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for 10 mo...

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A bit light on the nose with nuanced earth, smoke and cola aromas floating over a base of slightly tarry blackberry fruit. Bright on entry with a l... Read more

This is rather boldly perfumed with rather fine aromas of burnished cherry fruit, beetroot, a little inkiness, and assertive sapwood and herb notes... Read more

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

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Editorial Reviews for Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065207,988
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/04/2013

A bit light on the nose with nuanced earth, smoke and cola aromas floating over a base of slightly tarry blackberry fruit. Bright on entry with a little sweet tart interplay going on quickly leading to some candied flavors of vanilla and caramel which form a base under bright red fruit on the palate. The fruit lacks a little intensity here, and while this is smooth and well balanced its a little bit more about the wood than the fruit today with drying, chalky tannins outlasting the fruit on the modest finish. This holds its alcohol well though there is a touch of alcoholic sweetness on the palate, which many people will find appealing. 84pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065207,988
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/09/2010

This is rather boldly perfumed with rather fine aromas of burnished cherry fruit, beetroot, a little inkiness, and assertive sapwood and herb notes. There’s a touch of coriander and some nice vanilla bean tones as well, with a hint of orange blossom. A bit round and sweet on entry before the acidity sweeps in, allowing the black raspberry and currant fruit to take center stage. The fruit is bold but fresh with admirable complexity and a rich, yet soft feel. The finish shows a bit of sweetness as well, but is fairly long with dark fruit and aromatic spice notes. 90pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065207,988
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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: pboss
1443772475
2.50 5
05/09/2014

Light in color and body, pinot with main flavors of ripe red cherry and smoke. Less body than I like. Short finish to speak of. Lacks complexity, especially at this price.


Snooth User: Heather B
1267831125
4.50 5
02/07/2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this complex wine that has the perfect finish.


Snooth User: lmarkel
95982336
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/10/2012

Incredible wine. My favorite Sonoma Pinot Noir


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/19/2010

Rustic nose of cherry and brambly fruits. Bright fruit on the palate of cherry and strawberry. Fairly jammy.


Snooth User: Barcelonaguy
869311206
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/26/2011

Oak...Oak Oak...maybe in a few years it will calm down and open up...


Snooth User: bone727
80408167
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/20/2011

Delicious


Snooth User: mulder30
54186435
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/26/2010

Love this wine!


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External Reviews for Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/10/2013

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
Source: We Speak Wine
10/23/2013

Soft and silky, with intriguing rose petal and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for 10 months in small french oak barrels, which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot noir will age nicely over the next two to four years. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2012

Rod Strong was among the first modern wine pioneers with a vision to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. in 1968, he planted our heritage River East Vineyard in the alluvial clay-loam soils adjacent to the winery in Healdsburg.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/06/2013

Soft and silky, with intriguing floral and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for nine months in small, French oak barrels which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/02/2013

Soft and silky, with intriguing floral and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for nine months in small, French oak barrels which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot noir will age nicely over the next two to four years. - WineryCellar & Fermentation: 9 months in 100% French oak barrelsAlcohol: 14.5%TA: 0.54gm/100mlpH: 3.61


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 10/23/2013

Soft and silky, with intriguing floral and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for nine months in small, French oak barrels which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot noir will age nicely over the next two to four years. - WineryCellar & Fermentation: 9 months in 100% French oak barrelsAlcohol: 14.5%TA: 0.54gm/100mlpH: 3.61 ** SOLD OUT **


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

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.


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Ratings & Tags for Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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4.20 5
2011 09/04/2013

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5.00 5
2011 11/04/2012

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4.00 5
2011 02/28/2008

1113241 Snooth User: billmers
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3.50 5
2010 06/16/2012

43567 Snooth User: Cheri
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3.00 5
2008 07/13/2010

42027 Snooth User: jfoland
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4.00 5
2008 01/20/2010

929258 Snooth User: Jtejml
rated this wine
2.50 5
2008 09/05/2011

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Winemaker's Notes:

Soft and silky, with intriguing rose petal and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for 10 months in small French oak barrels, which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot Noir will age nicely over the next two to four years.

Soft and silky, with intriguing rose petal and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for 10 months in small French oak barrels, which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot Noir will age nicely over the next two to four years.

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