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2011 Rodney Strong Chardonnay "Sonoma County"

Rodney Strong 2011 Sonoma County Chardonnay

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $17

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 87 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: October 3, 2013

Wine Review: This Chardonnay from Rodney Strong is a nice everyday consideration. It is light yellow colored Chardonnay opens with a lemon butter bouquet with a hint of light oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and coats your mouth nicely. The flavor profile is an oak infused green apple with notes of lemon. I also detected some white pepper and tangerine. The finish is dry and its flavors a nicely prolonged. I would pair this Chard with pasta carbonara. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: We barrel fermented 60% of this wine, and aged that portion in barrel for eight months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.

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