1996 Rodney Strong Merlot Sonoma County
144 Ratings
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144 Ratings
1996 Rodney Strong Merlot Sonoma County

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) We barrel fermented about 60% of this wine, and aged that portion in barrel for 5 months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 120 on Dec-98
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/98