Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Reserve 2005

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Deep and richly fruited this is dripping with plum jam, cassis, bramble, jalepeno jelly and sweet baking spice tones. The herbal and oak tones gain... Read more

This wine displayed a lot of the stereotypical qualities of a cab with smoke, cigar and spice. It also had a meaty BBQ type aroma that was a littl... Read more

An overly intense wine - pretty one dimensional. Very herbal, and jammy, but really the fruit overruns everything and it comes over a bit sweet. T... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
12/22/2008

Deep and richly fruited this is dripping with plum jam, cassis, bramble, jalepeno jelly and sweet baking spice tones. The herbal and oak tones gain the upper hand here with some pine and green tomato tones but this remains attractive on the nose. Apon opening this is lovely in the mouth with tons of ripe fruit tannins, fine acidity and good density that is just a touch chewy. Perhaps a touch monolithic today and while the acidity begins to be more apparent this retains good harmony in the mouth. It’s pure cassis, olive and bitter spice notes on the backend and the finish as classic Cabernet. Elegant yet intense. 90pts


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Snooth User: John Andrews
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3.00 5
01/01/2009

This wine displayed a lot of the stereotypical qualities of a cab with smoke, cigar and spice. It also had a meaty BBQ type aroma that was a little off putting. The taste had flavors of plum, fig and smoke. It had a medium finish with good balance. It could be a wine that needs time.

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  • smoke
  • spice
  • BBQ

  • Snooth User: Philip James
    112,549
    2.50 5
    12/22/2008

    An overly intense wine - pretty one dimensional. Very herbal, and jammy, but really the fruit overruns everything and it comes over a bit sweet. Tasted at the Snooth PTP California Cab blind tasting: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/snooth-ptp-california-cabernet

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  • Jammy

  • External Reviews for Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County Reserve

    External Review
    01/18/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesFull bodied and richly textured, this Cabernet displays intense aromas and flavors of blackberry, cassis and black olive, with a smooth, lingering finish. Structured to be age-worthy, it is layered with the addition of merlot, which not only adds complexity, it also serves to round out the mid-palate and soften the abundant ripe tannins just enough to make this a big wine that you can enjoy now. However, if you have access to a cool dark place, lay some bottles of this Reserve down for up to ten years, and patience will reward you as well.


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    Sugar: 0.09 grams per liter

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