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2005 Rodney Strong Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
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2005 Rodney Strong Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

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96% Pinot Noir, 4% Syrah. Supple in texture, with rose petal and red fruit aromas, this lively, medium bodied wine is aged in predominantly French oak, which adds a subtle, toasty vanilla character. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot Noir will hold nicely over the next two to three years.

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96% Pinot Noir, 4% Syrah. Supple in texture, with rose petal and red fruit aromas, this lively, medium bodied wine is aged in predominantly French oak, which adds a subtle, toasty vanilla character. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot Noir will hold nicely over the next two to three years.

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  • Appellation America
    Well ahead of the curve and considered a pioneer, Rodney Strong first planted Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley in 1968. At that time he planted the River East Vineyard in the alluvial clay-loam soils adjacent to the winery in Healdsburg. Today the Russian River Valley is home to some of the finest Pinot Noirs in the world. Vice President and Director of Winemaking Rick Sayre’s tenure with the winery began in 1979. He counts the illustrious Andre Tchelistcheff as his mentor, and was the first winemaker in the USA to set up a cooperage within the winery, a practice that is fairly common around read more...the world today with cutting edge winemakers who prefer full control of this important facet of their jobs. Along with Winemaker Gary Patzwald, and Director of Grower and Vineyard Operations Douglas McIlroy, Sayre crafts this unusually well-priced wine with fruit primarily from the River East Vineyard site. Bright clear ruby in color, the wine has notes of strawberry, hay, funk, and earth. It is clean, straightforward, medium in body, and has very subtle oak, fresh, soft acids, and a slightly pithy sensation that develops on the finish.    (hide)
  • Wine.com
    96% Pinot Noir, 4% Syrah. Supple in texture, with rose petal and red fruit aromas, this lively, medium bodied wine is aged in predominantly French oak, which adds a subtle, toasty vanilla character. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot Noir will hold nicely over the next two to three years.
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for United States-California: 90 (slightly better than average year)

    Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now