Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir 2011, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

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Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$24.95 (954834)

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Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Medium ruby in colour, the 2011 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir contains lovely, completely fresh aromas of cherries,...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Lots of intense ripe but not jammy cherry, vanilla, raspberry and strawberry notes with a few hints of clove. The...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

A California Pinot Noir from a fresh region, but rather woody, which obscures the fruit. The wine remains quite...

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Community Reviews (4)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Description: Light garnet in colour with a medium intense nose.
A surprisingly mellow Pinot considering the 14.5% alcohol

Positives: This wine features pine, cherry, beets, strawberry & Christmas cake. Medium body with mild tannins, fairly good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: There’s a little heat from the 14.5%

Interesting Point: Rodney Strong wines are consistently good to excellent quality

Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with Ahi Tuna.

Tasted: 7 May 2014

Best Buy

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

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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Raissa Espiritu
Raissa Espiritu

Beautiful wine with cherry, smoke, plum flavours. Balanced acidity. Intense beginning, smooth finish. Russian River Valley always produces lovely Pinot Noir's.

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Larry Isaacson
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Paul
Paul

Paired with the Christmas Turkey. Delicious. Not the best Pinot I've ever had, but it was solid for $22

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