Rodney Strong Pinot Noir 2018
Soft and silky, with intriguing rose petal and crushed pomegranate aromas, this medium bodied wine was aged for 10 months in small French oak barrels, which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Ideal for current enjoyment, this Pinot Noir will age nicely over the next two to four years.
The wine started off cool and damp, with little to no frost. With almost two inches of rain in the month of June, late rains continued through to July. The end of the rainy season led to a cool weather pattern for most of the summer with average high temperatures around 80 degrees for both July and August. The heat finally returned in September with one six-day stretch of temperatures in the 90s; exactly what the vintage needed.