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Varietal:
Vintage:
Source:
Rating:
Estate Russian River Pinot Noir - Necker

90+ points for 10 years in a row
Vintages 2007-2016

90-94 points
2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon & 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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- 92 points: 2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
- 93 points: 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2015 Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points

2016 Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

"Black olive, rock and black currant highlight this wine’s deeply concentrated core of grippy tannins. Toasted oak accents of clove and vanilla round out the finish." - V.B.

90-94 points
2018 Knotty Vines Chardonnay
91 points

2018 Knotty Vines Chardonnay

"Lemon blossom and summer pears light up this fresh-tasting white. Vibrating with tarragon, sage, green apple and enlightened with peach and brioche. Packed with flavor and balanced with fine acidity."

90-94 points
Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points, Best Buys - Year's Best US Cabernets & Blends

2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Featured in Wine & Spirits 2020's "Best Buys from our Year's Best US Cabernets & Blends".

90-94 points
Rodney Strong - Harvest Terroir Challenge 2020
Rodney Strong Wines receive 92+ Points

Harvest Terroir Challenge 2020

2016 Sonoma County Merlot - 97 points, Double Gold, Best of Class, Best of Sonoma County AVA

2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 97 points, Double Gold Medal

2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc - 92 points, Gold Medal

2018 Chalk Hill Chardonnay - 92 points, Gold Medal

2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 points, Gold Medal

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Top 100 Wines

2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

"Watermelon, wild strawberry, red raspberry, blood orange, and lime commingle in this tangy, refreshing wine. It has more complexity than many Pinot-based blush wines on the market, many of them selling for higher prices than this one." - L.M.

Top 100
Rodney Strong 2016 Reserve Red Wines
90 points for Our Wines

2016 Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 points

2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 points

2016 Symmetry - 90 points

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2016 600L Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points

2016 600L Cabernet Sauvignon

"A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot from the 2,040 foot-elevation Cooley Ranch Sky High Vineyard, this is named for the 600-liter barrel in which the wine is fermented. Salt and oak tones support a wealth of black fruit and crushed rock flavors. It is supple and complex in structure, with years to go in the bottle. Enjoy from 2026 - 2031."

95+ points
Rodney Strong 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points

2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

"Elegant, tight black fruits on the nose with some earthy aromas. Firmly structure with pepper notes on the long finish. Drinking window 2020-2030."

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
95 points

2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

"Sweet, generous, exuberant nose, black olives and dark chocolate as well as blackcurrant. Rich and succulent, full-bodied, chocolatey, lavish fruit that's very concentrated. Tannins are nicely integrated and overall this shows some elegance, ripeness and weight. Very long."

95+ points
Rodney Strong 2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc
90 points

2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc

"This crowd-pleasing white boasts fruit-forward flavors of green apple, baked pineapple and passion fruit. With just a hint of oak, it showcases the variety well, offering nuanced ripeness and well-integrated acidity."

90-94 points
2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc
90 points

2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc

"Light yellow; attractive, oral, grapefruit, melon, and white peach aroma with light grassy notes; medium body; crisp, bright, citrus and melon flavors with tropical notes and a slight richness in the mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended."

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2017 Chalk Hill Chardonnay
92 points, Best Buy

2017 Chalk Hill Chardonnay

"With its mineral freshness and apple-skin spice, this is a clean and powerful Chardonnay, that power driven by some reduction that keeps the wine tight. Give it time in a decanter to open up, then serve as an aperitif with poached prawns." - J.G.

90-94 points
2018 Knotty Vines Wines
91 points

2018 Knotty Vines Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay

2018 Chardonnay
"Toasty nose, silky and bright with crisp acidity and fresh pear fruit; a charming, overachieving everyday wine from a new label from Rodney Strong; racy and fresh, tangy and long."

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
"Bright garnet color, smooth plum nose, fresh, juicy and generous; nice texture, good depth, considerable complexity, a stunning wine at this price, stock up. From Rodney Strong."

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2018 Knotty Vines Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points

2018 Knotty Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

"Bright garnet color, smooth plum nose, fresh, juicy and generous; nice texture, good depth, considerable complexity, a stunning wine at this price, stock up. From Rodney Strong."

90-94 points
2016 Rowen Red Wine Blend
91 points

2016 ROWEN Red Wine

"The 2016 ROWEN Red Blend has a medium to deep ruby-purple color and aromas of pencil shavings, dried herbs, blackcurrants, charcuterie and tobacco leaf with red fruit touches. The palate is medium to full-bodied, grainy and fresh with well-tempered fruit and a long, nuanced finish."

90-94 points
North Coast Wine Challenge 2020
Rodney Strong Wines take the Gold

North Coast Wine Challenge, 2020

92 points, Gold Medal - 2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc
98 points, Double Gold Medal - 2019 Russian River Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
98 points, Double Gold Medal - 2017 Chalk Hill Chardonnay
91 points, Gold Medal - 2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

90-94 points
Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir
92 points for 3 Years in a Row

2017-2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Our Rosé of Pinot Noir has been rated 92 points by Wine Enthusiast for three years in a row!

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2019 Rose of Pinot Noir
92 points, Editors' Choice

2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

American rosés that stand toe-to-toe with classic French offerings

90-94 points

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