Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2010, Sonoma County

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$24.95 (275552)

  • None
     
  • Drink Now
  • 8989

89 pts
5
September 14, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

The light, white ash soils of the Chalk Hills appellation are home to this top end Rodney Strong chardonnay. The...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Sustainably farmed and aged in French oak, this is a solid, well made chardonnay. Lightly oaked and buttery on the...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This pale yellow chardonnay is ultra-California, delivering a soft, somewhat sweet nose of vanilla and coconut with...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)
John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Creamy, lactic, caramel and vanilla crème brulée flavoured wine, in the usual house style from Rodney Strong, with a...

Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
Sign In to see Critic Reviews. Not a Member? Please Sign Up.
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)

Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium straw to light gold in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Positives: Lots of flavour and good balance between tropical and citric fruit featuring medium+ toasted oak, lots of butter, lemon, butterscotch, mango, pineapple, cinnamon apple, marzipan and limestone. Medium+ body, good acidity and a fairly long length.
Negatives: A little sourness on the finish.
Interesting Things: Always nice to see a California Chard under 14% alcohol and not lose the creaminess. A day later the taste was equally good with less sourness on the finish.
Drink now on its own or pair it with grilled pork tenderloin with a peach & mango glaze.
Tasted: 3 Aug 12
Best Buy
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 18.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine 4.5

9191
  • Thumbs-up (0)
  • Thumbs-down (0)

Visit my website www.twilightwines.com