Nice garnet in color with a mild rustic nose. On the mid palate the wine is a traditional Pinot with nice rustic notes, some nice soft red berries, even a hint of cherry. The oak is noticeable as well. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice firm tannins along with some bright acidity. There’s also a hint of greenness to the wine. The wine is a bit on the young side. I would give it an 89 or so. Very nice food friendly wine.
From the LCBO web site:
Rodney Strong Estate Pinot Noir — VINTAGES#: 954834
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity WAS $24.95 $21.95 SAVE $3.00 Limited time offer until Jan 3rd
Release Date:April 1, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 13.9% Made in: California, USA By: Rodney Strong Vineyards Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity
Description Russian River Valley is among the world’s finest areas outside Burgundy for growing Pinot Noir. This wine is intense, with plum, cherry, beet, smoke and spice flavours. Pair with thick grilled pork chops, rotisserie chicken or grilled tuna steaks