Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - A light, transparent, ruby-pink hue. Maraschino cherries emerge from the glass with a distinct fragrance of oak and rose petal. The texture is light and silky, while the tannins are soft and powdery. Finishes with ripe, red cherries. ” (Jun 2013)
"Pale ruby hue... Enticing scents of wild cherry, brown sugar and allspice. Juicy flavors of plum and black cherry. Silky tannins and lingering raspberry, vanilla and allspice notes in the elegant close."
-Wine News Supple in texture, with rose petal and red fruit aromas, this lively, medium bodied wine is aged in predominantly French oak, which adds a subtle, toasty vanilla character. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot Noir will hold nicely over the next two to three years.
|Our story begins more than 50 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.