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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Rodney Strong Reserve Chardonnay 2008
Rodney Strong Reserve Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 106764)
green wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Frequent stirring of the lees during barrel aging added a creamy texture to an already full-bodied wine, making for a rich, plush mouth feel, balanced with vibrant acidity. Powerful aromas of spiced apple, pear, and pie crust join minerally lemon-cream and toasty oak on the palate, adding up to a compelling and thoroughly satisfying experience for true chardonnay lovers.
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About Rodney Strong Vineyards:

Founded by wine industry pioneer, Rod Strong, in 1959, Rodney Strong Vineyards is now owned by the Kleins, a farming-based family that prides itself on land stewardship and a relentless push for superior wine quality from Sonoma County. After purchasing the company in 1989, Tom Klein began the endeavor that today brings together excellent vineyards, the industry's finest winemaking equipment, and exceptional talent. The winery farms and sources grapes from vineyards throughout Sonoma County, focusing on Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill. Rodney Strong Vineyards is best known for its estate-bottled and vinyeard-designated wines, and is also recognized for their sustainable and Fish Friendly Farming, dedication to solar energy production and coming carbon neutral in 2009.