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2017 Rodney Strong Pinot Noir "Russian River Valley"

Rodney Strong 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2017

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: 40,500

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 20, 2021

Wine Review: A good value Pinot Noir is hard to make. Rodney Strong has done nicely with this one. In the glass it is a translucent medium ruby colored. I picked up aromas of red raspberry, tart cranberry and a bit of smokehouse and some flint. It is velvety smooth on the palate, with a medium body, medium-plus acidity, and is soft, dry, and balanced. I found flavors of cranberry, dark raspberry, lively spiciness, strawberry rhubarb, some toast and some earthy dry leaves. There are nice round tannins in the rich long finish. Pair nice weekday Pinot with veal saltimbocca. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: Our 2017 Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has lovely aromas of red fruit, floral and earth. It is medium bodied, with a soft and silky texture on the palate. Flavors of dark cherry, cranberry, and baking spice shine through with balance, acidity and a nice lingering finish. Enjoy this Pinot Noir now with charcuterie, wild mushroom risotto, grilled pork tenderloin or cellar it for enjoyment for the next 2 to 4 years.

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