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Rodney Strong Pinot Noir
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Rodney Strong Pinot Noir 2014

Russian River, Sonoma County, California, United StatesRodney Strong was among the early modern wine pioneers to plant pinot noir in the Russian River Valley. In 1968, he planted the heritage River East Vineyard, in what today is considered one of California's premium, if luscious, pinot noir regions, the Russian River Valley. The 2014 vintage was warm, and needed management to make pinot noir. In the end the heat was managed well, and the resulting wine soft and silky. The 2014 Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir has lovely aromas of red fruit, floral and earth, with bits of red fruit – cranberry and pomegranate – and dark cherry on the finish with a dusting of baking spices. Perfect for mushroom pizza or simple pork chops. The pinot spends 13 months in French oak barrels (35 percent were new). Definitely new world style.Tasted: 10 March 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 29.99 private wine shops AB 28.99 private wine shops ON 25.99 Vintages MB 25.99 MLCC QC 25.30 SAQ Producer: Rodney Strong Estate VineyardsCSPC: 545343UPC: 087512927957