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2016 Rodney Strong Chardonnay "Reserve"

Rodney Strong 2016 Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 29, 2020

Wine Review: This well-made Chardonnay from Rodney Strong is a medium straw colored. I found Honey Crisp apple, pineapple, wet slate, butterscotch and a hint of nutmeg in the bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium-plus acidity. I also found it to be smooth, well-balanced and to display nice structure. There are flavors of Granny Smith apple, pineapple, crushed stone, vanilla and gentle oak. It has a nice extended finish with some pleasant mineral notes that show up. This Chard would pair nicely with pan-seared scallops. Enjoy – Mark

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 "Reserve" Chardonnay has wonderful aromas of baked apple, pineapple and baking spices. On the palate the creamy lemon meringue nutmeg notes are well-balanced by crisp acidity and a rich mouthfeel. Enjoy this Chardonnay now with cheese raviolis with cream sauce, herb crusted halibut or with roasted chicken.

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