Selections from Rodney Strong Vineyards Make Great Wines for the Holidays
Sonoma Valley’s Rodney Strong Vineyards has a long tradition of producing solid wines at affordable prices. Here’s a sample trio of choices that should work well at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or anytime during the Christmas/Hanukkah holiday season:
2017 Rose of Pinot Rose – Mouth-watering red berry and green melon flavors, a hint of sweet and sassy strawberry rhubarb and zingy, crisp acidity on the finish are certain to make this wine a crowd-pleaser. Serve well-chilled and enjoy.
2016 Chalk Hill Chardonnay – If you’re tired of wimpy, unoaked Chardonnays you’ll love this full-bodied selection. Baked apple, butterscotch, caramel, and a round, creamy finish with big mouthfeel highlight this outstanding wine. Serve with roast turkey or goose for a perfect food/wine pairing.
2015 Upshot Red Blend – This combination of Zinfandel, Merlot, Malbec, and Petite Verdot along with 3-percent Riesling may sound a bit wonky, but it all comes together beautifully in the glass. Yummy, brambly, red fruits and a touch of baking spice on the finish make this a highly quaffable choice to serve to red wine lovers.