Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014, Sonoma County

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
California, Usa

$23.95 (954834)

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Critic Reviews (4)

Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Classic Russian River pinot noir, and really good for the price. You get the dark fruit, the bitter chocolate, but...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This mid-weight, fleshy pinot has a fairly generous nose of ripe red cherry fruit, vanillin, some smoke and tobacco....

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a typical fruity soft juicy California pinot noir that leans to the sweetish side but when chilled a little...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A ripe, woody, vanilla and caramel-flavoured pinot noir, on the clumsy side of varietal expression, with heavily...

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Smooth, new world style Pinot

Description: Light ruby to garnet in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features cedar, dark cherry, plum, raspberry, beets, sweet cranberries, mushrooms and smoked peat moss on the nose. Medium+ body with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: Some heat from the 14.5% alcohol.

Interesting Note: Use the balloon style glassware and chill it to 15C

Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with Creamy Beet Risotto with Pecorino.

Tasted: 17 December 2016

Best Buy at the sale price

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (Sale price: 9/10) Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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