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Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition Gold Medals 2017 Shelf Talker
Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition Gold Medals

Rodney Strong wines receive high recognition at the 2017 Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition

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
2019 Rose of Pinot Noir 92 pts
92 points, Editors' Choice

2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

"This wine continues to impress year after year. It's a stainless-steel, cold-fermented bottle of fruity goodness, with complexity to spare. Fresh and lively, it shines in clean, focused flavors of wild strawberry, melon and pineapple, retaining citrus-driven acidity throughout." - Virginie Boone

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2016 Estate Russian River Pinot Noir Shelf Talker
91 points

2016 Russian River Pinot Noir

"Refined, featuring lithe flavors of cherry tart and raspberry, with hints of nutmeg, all supported by medium-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Chocolate, spice and cream details emerge on the rich finish. Drink now through 2024." - K.M.

90-94 points
2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shelf Talker
93 Points

2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

"...the winemaker selects the best barrels in the cellar and blends them to create a Reserve bottling.Their 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a lovely amalgam of herbal and cassis-like flavors wrapped in fine tannins. Yes, it’s a big wine, but to their credit, it’s not overdone or boisterous. It would be a choice for current drinking with robust beef dishes." –Michael Apstein

90-94 points
2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shelf Talker
92 points

2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from Rodney Strong is gorgeous. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, leather and new French oak are front and center in a racy, voluptuous, flamboyant Cabernet that will drink well with minimal cellaring.” - A.G.

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points, Gold Medal

2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

90-94 points
Estate Russian River Pinot Noir - Necker

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

90-94 points
2018 Upshot White Tip On
90 points

2018 Upshot White Wine

"This blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc is bright and crisp in feel. Bursting in persistent acidity, it lingers in tones of honeysuckle and green apple." - V.B.

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
98 points, Double Gold

2017 Chalk Hill Chardonnay

95+ points
Rodney Strong 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir, Sonoma County Shelf Talker
93 points

2014 Reserve Pinot Noir, Sonoma County

Very pretty fruit tension to this withstrawberry and sliced lemon character.Medium body, solid core of fruit and a longand flavorful finish. Linear and precise.Excellent. Drink now or hold.

90-94 points
2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Shelf Talker
90 points, Best Buy

2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

“This wine’s red fruit shows some green-herb notes when first opened, a brisk, bright counter to its velvety richness. A day later, that greenness retreats, leaving a gentle, clean Cabernet with touches of ancho-chile spice.” - J.G.

90-94 points
2015 Alexanders Crown Cabernet Sauvignon Shelf Talker
94 points

2015 Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon

“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander's Crown is a very pretty, nuanced wine. In this vintage, it is much more refined than it has been in the past, which is great to see. Bright floral notes, sweet red-toned fruit and silky tannins give the 2015 an air of classiness that is impossible to miss. If this is the direction these wines are headed in, the future at Rodney Strong is very bright.” - A.G.

90-94 points
2016 Chalk Hill Chardonnay Shelf Talker
90 points

2016 Chalk Hill Chardonnay

“Juicy and lusciously fruity, with roasted tropical fruit, apple pastry and pear tart flavors. Buttery and spicy accents show on the vibrant finish. Drink now through 2022.”

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points, Gold Medal

2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc

90-94 points
2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points, Best Buy

2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2017 Sonoma County Chardonnay Shelf Talker
91 points, Editors' Choice

2017 Sonoma County Chardonnay

"Brimming in aromas of peach and vanilla, this wine is complex and layered. Bright acidity boosts the rich elements of fruit and oak on the palate." - V. B.

90-94 points
2017 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc Wine Spectator Shelf Talker
89 Points

2017 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc

"Flinty with an aroma of matchstick, this wine is ultimately fresh and fruity in honeydew melon and peach, with an ebullience on the palate. Lightweight, it add highlights of grapefruit and lemon on the finish."

88-89 points
2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Shelf Talker
90 points

2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is medium to deep garnet-purple in color and scented of crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and warm plums with touches of underbrush, bay leaves and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied with an approachable frame of fine-grained tannins and lovely freshness, the palate reveals plenty of crunchy black fruits, finishing with great purity."

90-94 points
2018 Upshot White Blend
90 points

2018 Upshot White Wine

90-94 points

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