Saturday, August 22, 2015

Daily Double Dose Rodney Strong Vineyards 2013 RRV Pinot Noir and 2013 Sonoma County Chardonnay

*Samples Received*

Easy drinking everyday wines to sip or pair with your gourmet meal you cannot go wrong with a bottle of Rodney Strong Vineyards Tonight I sampled 2 of my favorite varietals Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Known as a winery which protects it's resources they are certified sustainable and solar powered. It's about green and reducing your carbon foot print.

Up first the 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Swirl and it's complete harmony with luscious cherry and strawberry followed by a bouquet of fresh cut roses. Allow to open and a hint of earthiness, vanilla with a touch of clove. Wonderful expression of the Russian River Valley and Pinot Noir. The mouth explodes with cherry, strawberry and pomegranate and silky smooth. The finish showcases a perfect splash of spice and toasted vanilla with the fruit still juicy and inviting. I could drink this all day. I like pairing this with my pork medallion dish and so do my guests. Robert just plant me under a barrel will you.

The 2013 Sonoma County Chardonnay is another favorite in the house. The nose takes me to the tropics with melon, green apple, lemon zest and a hint of pineapple. The citrus is crisp on the nose and the baking spice notes compliment the fruit nicely. The mouth is fresh and lively with the tart green apple, fresh pear, lemon and pineapple followed by vanilla with baking spice. Love sipping on the back porch and paired with any chicken dish!

Swing by the winery on your next visit to Healdsburg for some quality tasting.


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