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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2010

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2010 Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 750ml

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,110
3.50 5
07/15/2013

This offers up a lovely blend of black fruit, dried herb and fairly assertive smoky oak on the nose, with the herbal note remaining quite dominant. Smooth, polished and easy drinking, the oak is quite well integrates on the plummy, black currant driven palate that shows excellent clarity of flavor, though it does come off as a touch candied in the mouth before yielding to well structured though fairly dry, long finish. 87pts


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Snooth User: nventure
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0.50 5
02/02/2014

too much vanilla


Snooth User: Amanda Grigg
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4.00 5
09/14/2013

Four glasses


External Reviews for Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/22/2013

Savings by the Case! Rodney Strong recognized in the late 1960s that Sonoma County s Alexander Valley was an exceptional area for heat loving Cabernet Sauvignon. With 500 acres, Rodney Strong Vineyards is making a strong showing of wines, well rated, located in Sonoma County.


External Review
01/30/2013

A deep, saturated color leads to lifted aromas of blackberry, cocoa, and herby black-currant, followed by a rich, layered mouthfeel, loaded with juicy black cherry, cedar, and crème de cassis, and structured with ripe, mature tannins. Enjoy this seductive Cabernet Sauvignon now and over the next several years. - Winery


External Review
02/05/2013

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.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/22/2012

The Alexander Valley signature style is evident, bold fruit aromas and flavors centered on red plum and boysenberry. Consistently a best seller, a great cabernet for every day. This gift basket also included accessories and food items.


External Review
06/20/2014

A much darker more structured wine the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockaway is loaded with blackish/purple fruit smoke tobacco licorice cloves and grilled herbs. The 2010 impresses for its layered nuanced personality and overall sense of harmony. Stylistically the 2010 is quite somber and brooding but it is quite attractive. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/18/2012

Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases.


External Review
06/20/2014

A little less outgoing than either of its two mates and a wine that is ripe and a bit narrow at one and the same time Strong


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