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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2009

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2009 Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley 750ml

Rodney Strong Vineyards:
  Founded in 1959 by Rodney Strong, Rodney Strong Vineyards has one of the richest histories in Sonoma County. It was the first vineyard to plant Chardonnay in Chalk Hill (1965), and the first to release it (1977). It was also the first to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley (1968) and the first to make a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma County (released in 1974). ... Read more
  Founded in 1959 by Rodney Strong, Rodney Strong Vineyards has one of the richest histories in Sonoma County. It was the first vineyard to plant Chardonnay in Chalk Hill (1965), and the first to release it (1977). It was also the first to plant Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley (1968) and the first to make a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in Sonoma County (released in 1974). Success didn’t come overnight: hard work and perseverance, coupled with a strong business sense and tender loving care, allowed the vineyard to prosper. When Tom Klein purchased the vineyard in 1989, a major overhaul was planned, and in a short 10 years, sales grew over 600% to 500,000 cases. Today, Rick Sayre, David Ramey, Greg Morthole, and Justin Seidenfeld, winemakers at Rodney Strong Vineyards, source grapes from over 1,000 acres of vines throughout Sonoma County, across 14 estate vineyards from Alexander Valley, the Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, and Sonoma Coast. All of these high-quality grapes have allowed the winery to become the success that it is today. Read less

Member Reviews for Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

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Snooth User: Wolle
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3.50 5
07/30/2012

My Rating 88: This wine is extremely dry with not much body behind it. The overwhelming feature is a strong oak component that shines through in taste and nose. I personally think the wine maker went overboard with the oak chips he put into the barrels. With out the oak the wine would rate somewhat lower

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To much oak

Snooth User: carriegpdx
61414795
3.00 5
01/14/2012

A nice everyday wine.


Snooth User: AkaneYu
114669144
3.00 5
10/24/2012

At Publix. Light feeling.


External Reviews for Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

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Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
04/02/2013

The core flavors of this Cabernet are blackberry, red currant and fresh earth, with accented scents of mint and herbs. Due to ageing in French oak, this Bordeaux style Cabernet has a subtle toasty spice component, and is a very round, soft and elegant wine.


External Review
01/30/2013

Aromas of blackberry, cocoa, and currant lead to a rich, layered mouthfeel, replete with black cherry, cedar, and cassis, and structured with lush, mature tannins. Enjoy this seductive cabernet sauvignon now and over the next several years. - WineryWinemaker: Rick SayreAlcohol: 13.5%TA: 0.58gm/100mlpH: 3.66Appellation: Sonoma CountyCellar & Fermentation: 20 months in oak, 85% American, 15% French ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
12/23/2011

Aromas of blackberry, cocoa, and currant lead to a rich, layered mouthfeel, replete with black cherry, cedar, and cassis, and structured with lush, mature tannins. Enjoy this seductive cabernet sauvignon now and over the next several years.


External Review
05/13/2013

Deep, dark ruby color, with vibrant red currant, fresh herb, cr?me de cassis, and cedar aromas, this elegant and full bodied wine coata the palate with supple textures, anchored by soft tannins and balanced acidity, with cedar and rich red fruit flavors e



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