90pts Wilfred Wong
COMMENTARY: The 2017 Rodney Strong Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is pleasing, bright, and focused on the palate. TASTING NOTES: 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.