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Rodney Strong Chardonnay Reserve
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16½/20

Rodney Strong Chardonnay Reserve 2014

Russian River, Sonoma County, California, United StatesThe RS reserve comes off meticulously farmed sections of some of the very best vineyards in Russian River Valley. The lots are vinified separately in the Artisan Cellar, in the best barrels, and blended just after malolactic and returned to barrels to complete the aging process. It was a warm year, reflected by the baked apple, pineapple notes. The mid-palate is juicy with fine acidity and creamy, nutty, salty, citrus flavours. Try this with herb crusted halibut, grilled veal chops and mushrooms, or a mushroom spaghetti dish. It’s 100 percent barrel fermented for 9 months in 100 percent French oak that is 29 percent new.Tasted: 09 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: US 40.00 estimated retail ON 45.00 Consignment - Mark Anthony Wine Merchants Producer: Rodney Strong Estate VineyardsCSPC: 805242UPC: 0087512076624