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Rodney Strong Vineyards Merlot Sonoma County 2014

Winemaker's Notes:

Lush with predominate notes of black cherry, dark berries and plum with a hint of dried herbs. This wine is silky and voluptuous with soft tannins and finishes with a touch of cocoa and vanilla. The luscious dark fruit flavors are enhanced by aging in 100% small French oak barrels.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Rodney Strong Vineyards Merlot Sonoma County

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464772,615
4.00 5
09/24/2018

Creamy black currant and vanilla bean aromas with a touch of blackberry syrup and black pepper spice. Delightfully plummy and warm on the palate with dark chocolate and mixed berry aromas, some tart earth, freshness coming from the acidity and an earthy finish that’s a touch herbal. Really nice bottle that’s overall warm, creamy with nice body and a lengthy finish. 90 pts



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Lush with predominate notes of black cherry, dark berries and plum with a hint of dried herbs. This wine is silky and voluptuous with soft tannins and finishes with a touch of cocoa and vanilla. The luscious dark fruit flavors are enhanced by aging in 100% small French oak barrels.

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Alcohol: 14.5%

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