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Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County Charlotte's Home 2008

Member Review by aronowm2:

In a blind tasting I would guess this was a $20 Sancerre. Almost no fruit. Very mineral and terroir driven. I love it because it was not what I expected from a Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc.

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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

Member Reviews for Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County Charlotte's Home

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.50 5
11/21/2009

In a blind tasting I would guess this was a $20 Sancerre. Almost no fruit. Very mineral and terroir driven. I love it because it was not what I expected from a Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
3.00 5
11/01/2009

Hay and yeast scents. Creamy honeysuckle start, dry middle, and a tart lemon finish.


Snooth User: Coconut1
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5.00 5
10/15/2010

Simply put, affordable, delicious and my house wine.


External Reviews for Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County Charlotte's Home

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

From the cooler regions of northern Sonoma County, deep, rich citrus and pear flavors meld together nicely with a light herbal note. The finish is clean and fresh with moderate acid levels. Enjoy during the early evening hours of a breezy summer day.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Clean and crisp with grapefruit, lime and slate on the nose. There's apparent oak but it's in balance here with the melon, fig and almond flavors. Balances sweet and creamy qualities with tanginess. A very nice example.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Tangy, with a vivid, mouthwatering intensity to the light-bodied lemon-lime, tropical and peach flavors. The flavors amplify on the juicy finish. Drink now.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Good, but a bit too strong in feline pyrazines, which dominate the otherwise fine lemon, lime and orange fruit aromas and flavors. The finish is dry and crisp.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

An awfully nice white wine made even more attractive by its value price. Shows cool-climate notes of grass and citrus, but the blend includes grapes from warmer areas that contribute fig and peach. The result is a complex, dry and crisp sipper that leaves the palate refreshed.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Clean and simple, this is a dry wine with refreshingly tart flavors of lemons, limes, grapefruits and figs. It's a very pleasant sipper and would work well as a cocktail wine.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Balanced between its lean, light scent of mineral lees and round, simple fruit, this is a gentle Sauvignon, easy with a range of light foods.


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