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.
Even if still very young, this deep and very well-filled offering is already starting to show a real sense of layered richness, and its fresh, nervy nose of citrus, stones, sweet oak and spice is followed up by lengthy, mouthfilling, ripe-apple flavors that are filled out by notes of crème brûlée. As well-balanced as it is so very rich, it is a wine of serious potential and will not reach its full potential for several years.
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... View More