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Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir Estate Vineyards
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Rodney Strong Russian River Pinot Noir Estate Vineyards 2016

Russian River, Sonoma County, California, United StatesThe 2015 offered a sea change in style and the 2016 treks down the new path too. A lighter, more translucent red colour previews a soft, spicy, cedar, forest floor affair that spills across the palate. The attack is silky and very spicy with a mix of twiggy, earthy, red fruit along with a more ethereal Russian River style, long on silky textures but without the heat and power of many of its brethren - and less sweetness. This is a very good direction with more complexity and interest and with a balance that makes it more food friendly. Bravo Rodney Strong.Tasted: 26 January 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.00 speculative listing - Mark Anthony Brands AB 27.00 fine wine boutiques US 19.00 retail ON 25.00 Vintages Essential Producer: Rodney Strong Estate VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 545343UPC: 087512927957