Red

2012 Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Estate Vineyards

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 47

  • Boutip Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 10, 2016 - Light clear red color wine. Nice mix of light vanilla with smooth berry notes. Long finale with incredible drinkability and great level complexity.

  • MikeyLJ Likes this wine: (89 points)

    March 18, 2016 - Ruby color. Flower pedals and red cherries. Dry, full bodied high acidity medium plus tannins high alcohol. Red cherries, raspberries, flower pedals, cedar wood and earthy. Short finish. Good wine.

  • nocoretiree Likes this wine: (90 points)

    January 8, 2016 - Wine Spectator actually got this one right.
    Drinking perfectly, Acidic enough to be food-friendly, would be better with food than as a sipper. Varietally correct, at least medium-bodied. Great red cherry and earthy flavors. DRINK NOW, see no further improvement

  • La Cave d'Argent wrote: (86 points)

    October 28, 2015 - This medium ruby wine offers smoky black cherry, earth and raspberry aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, fresh and with no alcoholic heat (14.5%) it delivers a supple mouth texture by virtue of its soft tannins. The middle palate holds on nicely, although the finish is a bit truncated. While not particularly complex, this Pinot has a good quality-to-price ratio. Drink now-2018.

  • nocoretiree Likes this wine: (89 points)

    October 28, 2015 - This has improved since last review, a very fun-drinking Pinot with slightly restrained and elegant cherry notes. Medium-bodied, yet with a touch of tannin and oak left. Good sipping or food matching wine.
    I have let some earlier vintages age too long and it seems at four years (Sept 2016 for this one) it might be fading.
    EDIT: This was too young when we drank it on this date. Check Jan 8 entry.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    5/11/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rodney Strong
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Estate Vineyards
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley
  • UPC Code 087512927957

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 498 (28%)
  • Consumed 1,245 (71%)

Food Pairing

Artichoke, Duck Breast, Grilled Lamb, Roasted Red Meats, Salmon, Sipper

Who Likes This Wine

88% Like It  43 votes