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Bold American chardonnay, made exactly the way you like it... or don't.
Rodney Strong Vineyards produces full bodied, generously oaked and fruitfully ripe wines: a style which has die-hard fans and probably some of the strongest critics as well. This chardonnay is of no exception. It presents itself in the glass with golden yellow color and a thick viscosity. To the nose, we sense ripe orchard fruit (Cortland apple, pear, peach). It is backed by strong oaky character that evokes coconut, roasted almonds, and smoke. In the mouth, the substance is rich and velvety; the fruit is generous and true to the nose and you get the full body of the wine. Although this chardonnay might lack personality and originality, the oak aging gives it the warm Californian character, and the ripeness of the fruit balances the wine with fresh acidity. This wine is the ideal pairing for fish or chicken with BBQ flavors.
Rodney Strong Winery
Sonoma County, California, USA
Available at the LCBO : 21.95$
and at the SAQ: 19.50$ (also available at SAQ Dépôt)
Style : 3/5 - Value : 4/5