Rodney Strong 2013 Pinot Noir Estate, Russian River Valley
Rodney Strong was a pioneer in this region, planting Pinot Noir in his River East Vineyard in the Russian River Valley back in 1968. Now this vineyard is the core contributor to the estate vineyards that produce superb Pinot Noir every year. 2013 was an outstanding vintage and this wine is a beauty. Aged 13 months in 100% French
oak barrels, 35% new. It received a Double Gold Award at the 2016 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and it scored a whopping 96 points from Wine Review Online who said "What a gorgeous wine! Aromas of cherry, strawberry, dusty minerality, flowers, soft spice and powder lead to a palate that's bright and elegant, with zesty acidity keeping the flavors popping through a long mouth-watering finish." A stunning value!