Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2009
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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 mouth-filling texture with soft tannins, all of which we have framed in the finest oak barrels for 16 months. Enjoy over the next 3 - 6 years.
For the third year in a row, the 2009 vintage started off with a dry spring, which typically produces smaller clusters, smaller berries, and less canopy overall. Spring was mild enough to ward off frost this year, and vines affected from the previous year seemed to rebound. The main growing season was cool to warm and without incident. Picking commenced toward the end of September, and all of our cabernet was harvested by November 3rd. The final blend was 82% cabernet sauvignon, blended with merlot and cabernet franc for roundness and additional complexity. 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.
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