Wine Reviews Online 93 Points
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.
With free shipping and no tax this was a good deal. It arrived in 2-3 days The better part was the bottle we have opened was buttery, nicely oaked and best of all not turning yellow or corked. Although not as nutty or oakey as the 2017 Rombauer, it keeps better and is a bit more buttery and smooth.
This wine presents with a full aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. It possesses a full bodied taste with the citrus and tropical elements framed by oak. While it was barrel fermented, the oak is not intrusive, but enhances the wine's structure. It can be enjoyed by itself, or with seafood, poultry or an Alfredo sauced pasta