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2012 Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Estate Vineyards
- Sonoma County
- Russian River Valley
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.
Pro Reviews 1
By Richard Hemming MW
(Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
- In Cellars 498 (28%)
- Consumed 1,245 (71%)