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2009 Rodney Strong Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate Vineyards Russian River Valley

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Winery brand: Rodney Strong Vineyards

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2009

Appellation/Region

Russian River Valley - California, United States

Winemaker

Rick Sayre

VinTank Wine ID

840-0025-005566-01-1998-0-0001 (permalink, short)

Composition

96% Pinot Noir
Harvested on 9/2/09 at 24.2 Brix

4% Syrah
Harvested on 9/2/09 at 24.2 Brix

Treatments

100% French Oak: 6 Mo.
Fined · Filtered · Sulfites Added

Readings

Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.6
T.A.: 0.5g/100mL
R.Sugar: 0g/L

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:5/20/10
12 Units Per Case
VinTank Product ID: 840-0025-005566-01-1998-0-0001-03-5
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 00087512075313
+Unit/Case Dimension Details Suggested Retail Price: US $20.00

Accolades
2011 Beverage Testing Institute World WIne Championships - Silver Medal - 86 pts

2011 Pacific Rim Wine Competition - Bronze

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2011 Sommelier Challenge - Gold

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2011 Ultimate Wine Challenge - 94 pts

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World Value Wine Challenge - Gold

Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

Review 2/1/11: Made in a leaner, drier, lighter style than most Russian River Pinots, but the elegance and complexity are very attractive. Shows a white pepper and herbal note to the sour cherry candy fruit, and is balanced with perfect acidity. A beautiful wine to accompany, not overwhelm, fine foods. Read more

Wine Notes

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Description

Supple in texture, with rose petal and red fruit aromas, this lively, medium bodied wine is aged entirely in small French oak barrels, which adds a subtle, toasty vanilla character and a hint of spice. Ideal for current enjoyment, this pinot noir will hold nicely over the next 2 to 4 years.

Vineyard Notes

For the third year in a row, the 2009 vintage started off with a dry spring, which typically produces smaller clusters, smaller berries, and less canopy overall. Spring was mild enough to ward off frost this year, and vines affected from the previous year seemed to rebound. The main growing season was cool to warm and without incident. Picking commenced at the beginning of September, and all of our pinot noir was harvested by September 23rd.

Tasting Notes

Supple in texture, with rose petal and red fruit aromas, this lively, medium bodied wine is aged entirely in small French oak barrels, which adds a subtle, toasty vanilla character and a hint of spice. Ideal for current enjoyment, this pinot noir will hold nicely over the next 2 to 4 years.

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