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Rodney Strong Wine Estates Chardonnay 2012 Wine Review

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Chardonnay 2012

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Chardonnay 2012

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.7%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Rodney Strong Wine Estates

Agent: Mark Anthony Brands

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Green apple aromas wrapped in toasted almond. Full-bodied with great acidity. Nice balance. This would be an interesting pairing with roast veal.

Chardonnay food pairings: grilled lobster tail, pork, turkey burgers.

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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

From the deep colour of sunshine to the warm aromas leaping out of the glass this wine makes me long for hot sunny days. Rich, tropical, and buttery aromas coupled with warming flavours of toast and honey, toffee, pineapple, vanilla and nuts. Full-bodied with medium balanced acidity. A good go-to Chardonnay under the $20 ceiling.
Pair with roasted turkey with stuffing. Enjoy over the next 3 years.
Tasted: March 2015
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

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 weeks.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Arômes de citron brillant et de pommes avec des notes de complexité rôtie du tonneau. Au palais, les saveurs de poires et d?Zananas avec des épices une acidité rafraîchissante vous feront revenir pour un autre verre. Savourer ce Chardonnay vif m

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool
Loaded with butterscotch and toffee from generous oak aging. Full-bodied and layered. - Community Wine Reviews

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