Rodney Strong Zinfandel Estate Knotty Vines 2012

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Lots of oak on the nose here, smoky, toasty and cedary, though there is a nice base of strawberry/black berry fruit to support it. This is very smo... Read more

Sweetly earthy like an old pipe with rather intense, spicy red fruits and a dusty, lightly peppery/white pepper quality with background notes of sa... Read more

drinking this on the coldest night of the year and it warms me right up. needed about an hour to open up but it is just perfect with pizza. nice co... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Rodney Strong Zinfandel Estate Knotty Vines

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,448
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/01/2012

Lots of oak on the nose here, smoky, toasty and cedary, though there is a nice base of strawberry/black berry fruit to support it. This is very smooth on entry, but bright with juicy acids, helping to perk up the core of brambly blackberry fruit. The oak is not shy on the plate either, and while the fruit keeps up, it’s a tight race, making this a wine for people who dig vanilla, spice and chocolate notes as much as fruit. The finish is packed with chocolate and a little alcoholic burn, making this somewhat reminiscent of a spiced rum cake. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,448
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/06/2009

Sweetly earthy like an old pipe with rather intense, spicy red fruits and a dusty, lightly peppery/white pepper quality with background notes of sassafras. Smells balanced and fresh. Really nicely balanced on entry with sweet fresh berry fruit supported by bright acids and moderate yet very well proportioned tannins. There’s a background fudgy tone that adds depth but this is really all about the bright, fresh fruit. Rich and exuberant! A lightly herbaceous, forest floor note on the finish with a lovely spice tone refreshes the palate. Very nice middle of the road Zin. 90pts

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/28/2009

drinking this on the coldest night of the year and it warms me right up. needed about an hour to open up but it is just perfect with pizza. nice contained fruit bomb with a great raspberry finish.


Snooth User: nphillips
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/31/2009

Really like this and how could you not?


Snooth User: nphillips
24972031
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/21/2010

I love it


Snooth User: hilltopal
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/25/2010

Still drinking very well in 2010. Like aronowm2 says, it pairs well with pizza. Good fruit without undue sweetness.


Snooth User: rorun
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/31/2010

Smooth best zin


Snooth User: shicholas
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/08/2011

great!


Snooth User: ttutony
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/23/2009

Robust, concentrated flavors of red and dark berries intermingle with hints of oak and vanilla. Fairly fruit-forward. Medium to full body.


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External Reviews for Rodney Strong Zinfandel Estate Knotty Vines

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/06/2014

Fresh, bright berry fruit from our heritage Russian River vineyard combined with the ripe peppery jamminess from our Alexander Valley and Dry Creek vineyards make for a wonderful diversity of flavor showcasing the best that Zinfandel can offer in one wine. Aging for 16 months in French and American oak enhances the Zinfandel's inherent spicy qualities, while the ebullient fruit of this medium rich wine suggests enjoyment over the next two to four years - WineryCELLAR & FERMENTATION: 16 months in French and American Oak barrelsALCOHOL: 15.0%TA: 0.58 g /100 mLPH: 3.85


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/17/2013

Savings on this Case! When Rod Strong first acquired benchland acreage on the Westside road just behind the winery, he wisely chose to leave untouched the 15 acres of old, gnarled Zinfandel vines that had been thriving there since 1904.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 08/06/2014

Fresh, bright berry fruit from our heritage Russian River vineyard combined with the ripe peppery jamminess from our Alexander Valley vineyards make for wonderful diversity of flavor showcasing the best that zinfandel can offer in one wine. Aging for 16 months in French and American oak enhances the zinfandel's inherent spicy qualities, while the ebullient fruit of this medium rich wine suggests enjoyment over the next 2 to 4 years. - WineryAppellation: Northern SonomaCellar & Fermentation: 16 months in French and American oak barrelsAlcohol: 15.0%TA: 0.56gm/100mlpH: 3.75 ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

Fresh, bright berry fruit from our heritage Russian River vineyard combined with the ripe peppery jamminess from our Alexander Valley vineyards make for wonderful diversity of flavor showcasing the best that zinfandel can offer in one wine. Aging for 16 months in French and American oak enhances the zinfandel's inherent spicy qualities, while the ebullient fruit of this medium rich wine suggests enjoyment over the next 2 to 4 years. - WineryAppellation: Northern SonomaCellar & Fermentation: 16 months in French and American oak barrelsAlcohol: 15.0%TA: 0.56gm/100mlpH: 3.75


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2008 10/24/2011

Fresh, bright berry fruit from our heritage Russian River vineyard combined with the ripe peppery jamminess from our Alexander Valley vineyards make for wonderful diversity of flavor showcasing the best that zinfandel can offer in one wine. Aging for 17 months in French and American oak enhances the zinfandel's inherent spicy qualities, while the ebullient fruit of this medium rich wine suggests enjoyment over the next 2 to 4 years. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2008 07/07/2011

Winemaker Notes - Fresh, bright berry fruit from our heritage Russian River vineyard combined with the ripe peppery jamminess from our Alexander Valley vineyards make for wonderful diversity of flavor showcasing the best that zinfandel can offer in one wine. Aging for 10 months in French and American oak enhances the zinfandel's inherent spicy qualities, while the ebullient fruit of this medium rich wine suggests enjoyment over the next 2 to 4 years.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2007 07/21/2010

90 Points - WINE & SPIRITS."The '07 Rodney Strong Knotty Vines is a firm zin. Sunny black raspberry & blackberry flavors come up against an edge of mineral tannin... which lenghthens the the flavor."


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