Rodney Strong

Sonoma County Chardonnay

8.7365 ratings
8.38 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Apple, lemon candy, honey, vanilla, oak and hints of stone fruit. Good acidity and balance.

Apple, lemon candy, honey, vanilla, oak and hints of stone fruit. Good acidity and balance.

Mar 9th, 2020
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.8

Excellent balance of oak and fruit. Great value for under $10.

Excellent balance of oak and fruit. Great value for under $10.

Nov 24th, 2018
"Odedi"

This is a nice Chardonnay from Sonoma County. Grapes were grown about 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, which kept them cooler than in other adjacent areas in Sonoma .

Light yellow in color.

Fruity nose with lemon, grass, grapefruit, citrus, vanilla and toasted oak.

Dry on the palate and refreshing with cedar, vanilla, citrus and lime.

Medium to full bodied.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

I actually liked this interesting Chardonnay. Will buy it again.

This is a nice Chardonnay from Sonoma County. Grapes were grown about 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, which kept them cooler than in other adjacent areas in Sonoma .

Light yellow in color.

Fruity nose with lemon, grass, grapefruit, citrus, vanilla and toasted oak.

Dry on the palate and refreshing with cedar, vanilla, citrus and lime.

Medium to full bodied.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

I actually liked this interesting Chardonnay. Will buy it again.

3 people found it helpfulJul 16th, 2015
Brian Ager

Begins with exceedingly rich aromas of burnt carmel and buttery pie crust soon as it's poured. Surprisingly bright on the pallate with flavors of yellow apple and pear, finishing with a nice creaminess reminiscent of creme fraîce. Overall, the oak slighty overpowers some of the nuanced flavors but it still paired well with fresh herb encrusted salmon, and lovely outside meal! ($9) [6/4/2017]

Begins with exceedingly rich aromas of burnt carmel and buttery pie crust soon as it's poured. Surprisingly bright on the pallate with flavors of yellow apple and pear, finishing with a nice creaminess reminiscent of creme fraîce. Overall, the oak slighty overpowers some of the nuanced flavors but it still paired well with fresh herb encrusted salmon, and lovely outside meal! ($9) [6/4/2017]

2 people found it helpfulJun 4th, 2017
Andrew Thomson

Great value for a everyday white wine!

Great value for a everyday white wine!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Andy Hartwick

Purchased on sale, great bargain. Little bit of butter with some pear. Great year for Sonoma county.

Purchased on sale, great bargain. Little bit of butter with some pear. Great year for Sonoma county.

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

7.9

It's okay. A bit too pinot grigio for me. Higher acid, bit of prickly fizz.

It's okay. A bit too pinot grigio for me. Higher acid, bit of prickly fizz.

Jun 19th, 2016
Kristin Lamont

Clear pineapple notes on the nose, buttery, pear with a full mouth feel. Herbal aromatic finish, little on tongue.

Clear pineapple notes on the nose, buttery, pear with a full mouth feel. Herbal aromatic finish, little on tongue.

Jun 8th, 2020
Andrea Fix Lovering

An oakey Chardonnay which happens to be how I like it! Butter, melon, and oak. Not bad!

An oakey Chardonnay which happens to be how I like it! Butter, melon, and oak. Not bad!

May 10th, 2020
Carol Bodenhorn

Nice fruity notes. Good with fish and chicken.

Nice fruity notes. Good with fish and chicken.

Apr 5th, 2020