Region: Sonoma, California

Variety: Pinot Noir
Color: Light Ruby Red
Body: Medium
Smell: Cherry, Floral Petals, Smoke
Taste: Raspberry, Cherry, Vanilla, Spice
Acidity: Medium
Tannin: Medium
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV

This is my second recommendation of a Rodney Strong wine.  So far they are two for two. This wine has a nice fruit front, and is well balanced with nice acidity and a long smooth finish. This medium bodied wine was aged for 13 months in small French oak barrels, which adds the vanilla and spice components that I really like.