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2011 Rodney Strong Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley"

Rodney Strong 2011 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Russian River Valley"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 19, 2013

Wine Review: This light red colored Pinot Noir opens with a mild red cherry bouquet with hints of spice and red licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a gentle black cherry with nicely integrated mild oak. I also detected hints of strawberry licorice and a touch of black pepper. The finish is dry and subtle. This Pinot is not overly complex, but it is very food friendly and will be a crowd pleaser. I would pair it with grilled mahi mahi. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Soft and silky, with intriguing floral and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for nine months in small, French oak barrels which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot Noir will age nicely over the next two to four years.

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