Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2008

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Holiday, FL (2,600 mi)
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750ml
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Holiday, FL (2,600 mi)
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Quite leafy on the nose, yet also revealing some tart raspberry and smoky undertones. Not as deep and powerful as our other CA cab friends, but fri... Read more

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I really enjoyed this wine. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. A great bargain for the price! Read more

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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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3.00 5
09/20/2011

Quite leafy on the nose, yet also revealing some tart raspberry and smoky undertones. Not as deep and powerful as our other CA cab friends, but friendly on the tannins, making this approachable and straight forward.


Snooth User: april b
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0.00 5
01/16/2011

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Snooth User: wineandsong121
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4.00 5
08/23/2011

I really enjoyed this wine. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. A great bargain for the price!


External Reviews for Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

External Review
04/13/2011

Winery Tasting Notes - For the second year in a row, the 2008 vintage started off with a very dry spring, which typically produces smaller clusters, smaller berries, and less canopy overall. Frost visited many vineyards over several nights in April, further reducing potential yield. Then a hot spell engulfed the region in the middle of May, while grape clusters were flowering, again threatening to lower yields. The main growing season, however, was without incident, with warm to hot days and cool nights the rule, and all of this cabernet was harvested between September 11th and October 27th. 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.


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06/22/2011

Spicy nose of cloves, cinnamon and herbs. Intense flavors of black currant and cherries with notes of blackberry and earth. Moderate tannin and a lingering fruity finish make this a good everyday choice.


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01/26/2011

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


External Review
06/22/2011

Modestly proportioned, with an earthy, cedary accent to the moderate currant and berry notes.


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09/27/2011

A wash of fruit, from blueberry to fig and purple grapes, this supple red is smoothed over by the mocha scents of oak. It is well made, an easy wine for grilled beef.


External Review
09/27/2011

This cabernet is firmly tannic, those dusty tannins giving a lean edge to the black cherry flavor. It has good length and enough acidity to counter a lamb stew.


External Review
09/27/2011

A lean, black currant Sonoma County cabernet, this is shortened by youthful green tannins for now. It should grow elegant with age.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The Alexander Valley signature style is evident in this delicious cabernet: bold fruit aromas and flavors centered on red plum and boysenberry, and a rich and mouthfilling texture with soft tannins, all of which we've framed in the finest oak barrels for 18.5 months. Enjoy over the next 3 -6 years.

Tasting Notes:

The Alexander Valley signature style is evident in this delicious cabernet: bold fruit aromas and flavors centered on red plum and boysenberry, and a rich and mouthfilling texture with soft tannins, all of which we’ve framed in the finest oak barrels for 18.5 months. Enjoy over the next 3 – 6 years.

The Alexander Valley signature style is evident in this delicious cabernet: bold fruit aromas and flavors centered on red plum and boysenberry, and a rich and mouthfilling texture with soft tannins, all of which we've framed in the finest oak barrels for 18.5 months. Enjoy over the next 3 -6 years.

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Notes: French and American oak barrels

Chemical Analysis:

Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter

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