(From 2013 Vintage) Rod Strong was among the first modern wine pioneers with a vision to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. In 1968 he planted our heritage River East Vineyard in the alluvial clay-loam soils adjacent to the winery in Healdsburg. Today the Russian River Valley is well established as one of the premier Pinot Noir growing regions in the world, and we continue to rely on the original River East Vineyard as a core contributor to our estate vineyard bottling.
Soft and silky, with intriguing floral and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for nine months in small, French oak barrels which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Terrific paired with chicken and portobello shish kebabs or blackened swordfish steaks!
very dry & light.
low tanin, rich red fruit, slightly acidic dry finish
really good- brought to L. Bartlett's b-day party.
yummy wine had at Barb and Dennis' place
Round Smooth Low Tannins Not Smokey
burnt plastic phenol. quite poor.
great Pinot for under $20 or so
Becca n russ brought from CA
excellent Pinot noir
light, not too dry
nice. good bargain
dry and light
- about 3 years