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Rodney Strong Merlot Sonoma County 2006

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Wine Tasting Notes Plum and blueberry flavors predominate in this soft, rich, mouth filling merlot, and are enhanced by aging in small oak barrels for a toasty, spicy vanilla character, and a lingering berry-cream finish. Drink this satisfying merlot over the next 2 to 4 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

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Snooth User: anstett
85299929
3.00 5
10/08/2010

This is a nice Merlot and it was good to find a California that my wife also likes.


Snooth User: thewinegal
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3.00 5
04/03/2010

The look: Deep and dark ruby at the center and purple at the rim. The sniff: ripe, dark-skinned fruits ... plum & blackberries, along with notes of coffee, molasses and tabacco. The taste: This Bordeaux style dry wine has medium levels of tannin, medium-plus on alcohol & acid, and some bitterness on the back end. Nice long finish. Decanted for several hours: Blackberries, coffee and chocolate more pronounced on the nose. Wine much softer on the palate and a nice, velvet finish.


Snooth User: cravoc
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4.00 5
05/17/2011

Nice merlot. Even better slightly chilled. Oak flavor and smooth finish.


Snooth User: maestropinotmore
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3.50 5
11/23/2011

Taste plum, blackberries, coffee, oak. Rich, smooth, dry. Like it!


Snooth User: anstett
85299929
2.50 5
10/08/2010

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Rodney Strong Merlot Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Lucid aromas of chocolate covered cherries and strawberry preserves are balanced by sweet herbal notes and a touch of cedar. The soft and round mouth feel is opulent with flavors of chocolate, roasted almonds and blackberry. A slight essence of licorice remains on the palate through a long and rich finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Winemaker Rick Sayer has found a nice balance between fruity, blackberry notes and elements of green olives. In the mouth, this yin-yang creates complexity and interest. Ultrasmooth tannins and soft acidity make it velvety.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A rich, luscious Merlot with lots of black fruit up front interwoven with some toasty oak... a great value in today's market.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Tasting Notes:Plum and blueberry flavors predominate in this soft, rich, mouth filling merlot, and are enhanced by aging in small oak barrels for a toasty, spicy vanilla character, and a lingering be


External Review
03/16/2010

Rodney Strong Vineyards Merlot 2006 Sonoma and all other wine from Rodney Strong Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
01/29/2010

Plum and blueberry flavors predominate in this soft, rich, mouth filling merlot, and are enhanced by aging in small oak barrels for a toasty, spicy vanilla character, and a lingering berry-cream finish. Drink this satisfying merlot over the next 2 to 4 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A fine, ripe Merlot from a dependable producer, this is totally dry, with polished cassis, coffee, green olive and subtle oak notes. It shows a nice balance of modest alcohol and rich, intricate tannins.


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Wine Tasting Notes Plum and blueberry flavors predominate in this soft, rich, mouth filling merlot, and are enhanced by aging in small oak barrels for a toasty, spicy vanilla character, and a lingering berry-cream finish. Drink this satisfying merlot over the next 2 to 4 years.

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