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2018 Rodney Strong Chardonnay "Reserve"

Rodney Strong 2018 Reserve Chardonnay

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 650

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: July 20, 2022

Wine Review: This deep yellow colored Chardonnay opens with a mild lemon and pineapple bouquet with a hint of new oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced and bright. The flavor profile is a gentle lemon tea and Anjou pear blend with notes of chalky minerality. I also detected some hints of pineapple, brioche, and saline in the mix. The finish is dry and refreshing for a Chard. I would pair this Chard with chicken Francese. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 vintage of our Reserve Chardonnay has wonderful aromas of baked apple, pineapple, and warm baking spices. On the palate, the creamy lemon meringue and nutmeg notes are well balanced by a crisp acidity and a rich mouthfeel. Enjoy this Chardonnay now with cheese ravioli and cream sauce or with an herb crusted halibut.

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