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Rodney Strong Wine Estates Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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There are 7 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Perry rated this wine as 91/100
Pam Hatton rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Ruby up to the edge. Stewed cherries, plums, some nutmeg, smoke and mushrooms. The high alcohol (14.5) masks some of the more nuanced notes like cola when it opens up. Full bodied for a Pinot Noir with dry tannins and balanced acidity. Jammy cherries and red fruit on the palate with a hot finish. The high alcohol level gives the impression of some berry sweetness. Let the wine open up or best to age before drinking to mellow.
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A bit of alcohol heat on the nose but overall very pleasant. Aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, smoke and spice with a slight green herbaceousness. Medium bodied with bright acidity, ripe, dark fruit on the palate, and some smoky spice on the finish. Enjoy with cedar planked salmon or grilled vegetables with balsamic glaze.
Colin McKone rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Ruby in colour with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, tobacco and smoke. It is medium bodied with light tannins and medium acidity. It has flavours of tart cherry, strawberry and baking spice. This will pair well with roasted chicken, salmon or red meats. Taste on November 17, 2019.
David Skinner rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Medium ruby, pink rim. Dark cherries, strawberries, and herbaceous notes and alcohol (14.5%) on the nose. Good acid/tannin balance. Stewed berries and dark cherry palate with spices. Long finish with an emphasis on spice.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Cherry, raspberry, tomato leaf - fresh to start but leads into a long smoky finish with toffee, dried leather, black pepper. Complex and great value for a well made Pinot Noir.
Peter Neilson rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Dark cherries, strawberries, dried fruit. Hint of basil. Faint allspice/coconut. Lightly-cooked dark fruit compote. Smooth mouthfeel. Fresh acidity. Medium tannins. Long spicy finish,with a touch of bitterness (some whole-cluster crushing?). Really nicely integrated. Should keep nicely at least 3-5 years. Great value Pinot Noir!




Natalie's Review

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016, California, United States: A lovely, supple, smooth Californian Pinot Noir from a much-respected producer. Aromas of fleshy ripe black cherry and spice. Pair with veal or roast turkey. Drink: 2019-2023. 954834 14% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 90/100. November 27, 2019 Top Rated Red Wine. Plush Pork Wine  Full Review

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