90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Rodney Strong Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is pleasing, bright, and focused on the palate. This wine comes to the fore with aromas and flavors of ripe, red fruit and hints of savory spices. Pair it with grilled lamb chops. (Tasted: December 14, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
Rodney Strong 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir has lovely aromas of red fruit, floral and earth. With a soft and silky texture, on the palate dark cherry, cranberry, and baking spice characteristics shine through with balance, acidity and a nice lingering finish. This medium bodied wine was aged for 11 months in small French oak barrels, which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity.