Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Our story begins more than 50 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.

Like its namesake, Rodney Strong Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a strong offering from the acclaimed Russian River Valley. Wild aromas and dark fruit give way to a bursting mouth of black plums, juicy cherries, peonies, dried leaves and stems. Soft tannins and acid complete the experience. – 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge (Tried & True Award).June/2017