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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Single Vineyard Alexander's Crown Vineyard 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Blackberry, red currant, and fresh earth are core flavors with the Crown, and are accented by hints of mint and herbs. Twenty months in French oak adds a subtle, toasty spice component, and both rounds and softens this elegant, Bordeaux styled cabernet into a graceful expression of the varietal that will entreat you to enjoy another glass. Drink this classic "collector's" cabernet sauvignon over the next 4 to 8 years.

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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

External Reviews for Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley Single Vineyard Alexander's Crown Vineyard

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
12/05/2010

Blackberry, red currant and fresh earth are core flavors with the Crown, and are accented by hints of mint and herbs. 20 months in primarily French oak adds a subtle toasty spice component, and both rounds and softens this elegant, Bordeaux styled Cabernet into a graceful expression of the varietal that will entreat you to enjoy another glass. Drink this classic "collector's" Cabernet Sauvignon over the next 4 to 8 years.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/07/2010

The end of an era. This is the last vintage of Alexanders Crown Cabernet to be bottled. One of California’s historic Cabs, when it debuted in 1974 it was the first single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. Since that time it has proven to be one of the best and most expressive. Because the Alexander’s Crown Vineyard is one of the highest points in the warm Alexander Valley the grapes mature more slowly and take on more complexity and character. This 2006 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon but individual blocks within the vineyard are all vinified separately. And then a final blend is made. The wine is aged for 20 months in 90% French oak barrels. Additional bottle age has given this wine beautiful integration and development, bringing supple, soft tannins and unique, bordeaux-style flavors of blackberry, olive compote, currants, tobacco and smoke that linger on the finish.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/22/2010

Maroon Cabernet is Sold Out. Here's another great California Cab deal! One of California’s historic Cabs, when it debuted in 1974 it was the first single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. Since that time it has proven to be one of the best and most expressive. Because the Alexander’s Crown Vineyard is one of the highest points in the warm Alexander Valley the grapes mature more slowly and take on more complexity and character. This 2006 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon but individual blocks within the vineyard are all vinified separately. And then a final blend is made. The wine is aged for 20 months in 90% French oak barrels. Additional bottle age has given this wine beautiful integration and development, bringing supple, soft tannins and unique, bordeaux-style flavors of blackberry, olive compote, currants, tobacco and smoke that linger on the finish. There's no 2007 vintage being produced of this wine so grab this '06 and hang on.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Blackberry, red currant and fresh earth are core flavors with the Crown, and are accented by hints of mint and herbs. 20 months in primarily French oak adds a subtle toasty spice component, and both r



Blackberry, red currant, and fresh earth are core flavors with the Crown, and are accented by hints of mint and herbs. Twenty months in French oak adds a subtle, toasty spice component, and both rounds and softens this elegant, Bordeaux styled cabernet into a graceful expression of the varietal that will entreat you to enjoy another glass. Drink this classic "collector's" cabernet sauvignon over the next 4 to 8 years.

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