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Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Reserve
91POINTS
16¾/20

Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Reserve 2016

Russian River, Sonoma County, California, United StatesThis ambitious Russian River beauty is a shiny translucent ruby hue, and your first energetic swirl of the glass will reveal charming pinot scents of raspberry, brandied cherries, and toasty oak barrel. Quite bold in the mouth with more of the glorious red/black fruit that only new world pinot can deliver: red cherry, plum, and dried craisins with lashings of spicy oak sweetness and vanilla. Very well balanced with bright acidity, framed by notable tannins and warmed on the finish by 14.5% alcohol. Confident and expressive pinot from an outstanding vintage, there is skilled precision viticulture and skilled winemaking behind this reserve bottling. You could grill a few duck sausages, braise some herby shortribs, or order deluxe mushroom pizza.Tasted: 03 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 50.00 speculative listing - Mark Anthony Brands Producer: Rodney Strong Estate VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 545343UPC: 087512075313