Rodney Strong

Knotty Vines Northern Sonoma Zinfandel

8.950 ratings
-no pro ratings
Northern Sonoma, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
R Beechuk

Prefer stronger berry notes. Hints of spice. Dry

Prefer stronger berry notes. Hints of spice. Dry

Jan 22nd, 2018
Chris Buffum

Not a big fan of Rodney Strong but off of a recommendation this is a great Zin very pleased!

Not a big fan of Rodney Strong but off of a recommendation this is a great Zin very pleased!

Jul 1st, 2017
William Leslie

This bottle hits all the right points for the price point. Flavors are there for raspberry and cherry, but not very fruit forward, which is a good thing. The fruit hits first but is quickly joined with an excellent oak pairing. The oak is not overbearing and complements the fruit. You can tell the wine was exposed to American and French oak yet surprisingly lacks the vanilla note. The finish have great pepper spice characteristics but it does not linger long. Overall this wine does an excellent job of blending the different key flavors expected in a Zin. I would call this a good introduction wine for people that want to try a Zin, but are intimidated by the possible bold spice that many have.

This bottle hits all the right points for the price point. Flavors are there for raspberry and cherry, but not very fruit forward, which is a good thing. The fruit hits first but is quickly joined with an excellent oak pairing. The oak is not overbearing and complements the fruit. You can tell the wine was exposed to American and French oak yet surprisingly lacks the vanilla note. The finish have great pepper spice characteristics but it does not linger long. Overall this wine does an excellent job of blending the different key flavors expected in a Zin. I would call this a good introduction wine for people that want to try a Zin, but are intimidated by the possible bold spice that many have.

Mar 5th, 2017
Kasia Helbin-Travis

Drank in Dave' s house. A bit too fruity. Graphite and blackberry aftertaste.

Drank in Dave' s house. A bit too fruity. Graphite and blackberry aftertaste.

Dec 22nd, 2016
Christy Fitzgerald

Great thanksgiving day wine.

Great thanksgiving day wine.

Nov 24th, 2016
T C
9.1

I Mis-rated. It's 8.6

I Mis-rated. It's 8.6

Aug 17th, 2016
Shannon Klappstein

Bit too sweet for me.

Bit too sweet for me.

Aug 8th, 2016
Christopher Bettler

Great, deep garnet color. A little closed on the nose. Peppery on the palate, with lots of dark fruits, blackberry-black currant.

Great, deep garnet color. A little closed on the nose. Peppery on the palate, with lots of dark fruits, blackberry-black currant.

Feb 19th, 2016
D Wang
8.7

Sweet and jammy

Sweet and jammy

Jan 24th, 2016
Doug Chrumka

Smooth Red. Great with BBQ ribs.

Smooth Red. Great with BBQ ribs.

Jan 16th, 2016