Thursday, April 1, 2010

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Sometimes you just have to step out of your usual price range and treat yourself to some nice wine. Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon priced at $13.00 at Total Wine is one of those occasions.

Wonderful bouquet of oak, vanilla and earthiness wafts out of the glass. Intense flavors full of ripe black cherry, cassis and smoky oak intermingle with bold but well structured tannins all creating a smooth and luscious mouthfeel.

Alcohol – 13.8%
Residual Sugar - .05%
Ph – 3.75
Appellation – Sonoma County
Cellar & Fermentation – 17 mos in oak, 85% American, 15% French

Rodney Strong, founder and namesake, founded the winery over 30 years ago in Sonoma County. Quickly realizing the weather conditions around the winery were not ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Rodney looked to Alexander Valley. There the warmer days and cooler nights are ideal for the grape.

Alexander Valley is the largest and most planted wine region in Sonoma producing a wide array of quality Cabernets. The winery currently farms over 250 acres of cabernet sauvignon in the well drained alluvial and volcanic soils in this region.

The winery believes in finding the perfect growing region for each grape, allowing for both to influence the character in the special wines they create. This is just one reason for the winery farming grapes from over ten wineries located in Sonoma County.

While this wine may be over the $9.99 price point, sometimes you have to reach higher. Whether it’s a special occasion or not, hell, we drank this wine just because it was Wednesday.

Hey, it's also my 100th blog! Cheers!!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Love this Cab. Our local grocer, HEB, now offers this at $10.50 per bottle. We save an additional 10% buying lots of 10 or more (mix & match), so I usually grab a couple bottles for under $10. Always feel like I'm stealing it. ;-)