Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir 2009, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$24.95 (954834)

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October 29, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A delicate fruity pinot noir that would be a good sipping wine. The nose is very tight with mild berry aromas. The...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This mid-weight, rounded, sweetish pinot is California all the way. Look for ripe raspberry-plummy fruit with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a very reductive-rubbery, lees and wood-influenced pinot noir, with sour cherry and chocolate notes. The...

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Community Reviews (5)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Always one of my favourite Pinot’s, but this one is not as good as previous vintages. The colour is medium minus garnet, with medium + intensity. The nose shows light cherry wood, rhubarb, slight jammy raspberry, cola cherry, smoked Montreal meat & some mushrooms to give it that earthy Pinot smell and taste. The taste is dry, med minus tannins, med minus body, good acidity, balanced, with long length. The taste is similar to the nose, but you will notice the hot finish due to the 14.5% alcohol. Drink on its own or pair with traditional Pinot dishes like roast duck. Normally this would be a best buy, and for the sale price that I got it for it is, but not for the regular price. Still I enjoyed the wine. Drink now.

Tasted: 22 May 2011

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Alcohol and eucalyptus on the nose. Very new world in style; sweet and soft. An easy drinking, fruity Pinot that will please most.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

A rather average pinot. Tasted January 2012.

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djshanno
djshanno

Good but not outstanding. Price average for this quality pinot. Unremarkable; an average pinot but very drinkable. An easy wine.

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