Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: California – Sonoma County – USA
Lighter red in color with aromas of cherry and flavors of rose petal, pomegranate, and cherry. Â Time in French Oak barrels adds a hint of toasted spice on the finish. Â Pairs well with lamb, pork, chicken, steak, mild cheese…pretty much anything.
Recommendations: Ah Pinot Noir…my one true love (of wine – I love my wife very much). Â I’m always in the market for a good Pinot, and back in July, during a tasting at my local wine shop, I had the opportunity to try, and then buy, this Rodney Strong pinot noir. Â To be honest, I had almost forgotten it was on my wine rack until the other day when grilling some pork chops and I kicked myself for forgetting about it.
Nice and light in the glass, aromas and flavors of cherry were the most noticeable to me, with just a hint spice on the end. Â When paired with the grilled pork chops, the wine held up well, adding a counter note of cherry to the grilled flavor and marinade that I had added. Â In short, it was a good pairing.
Most importantly, after the meal was done, the wine continued to be excellent on its own. Â Pinot Noir is easily one of my favorite varietals because of how well it pairs with food or with nothing at all, and the Rodney Strong pinot did just that. Â My only complaint with this bottle was that it was only 750 ml and not a larger bottle because I was definitely craving another glass after the last drop had been poured, and in the end, that’s the true mark of a good wine.
Definitely one worth picking up, especially for fans of pinot noir.