1997 Rodney Strong Sonoma Merlot2 Ratings
1997 Rodney Strong Sonoma Merlot
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Wine SpectatorRating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/00
Wine.comThe 1997 harvest was one of those years that all of the elements in winemaking were in sync and came together for our Sonoma County Merlot. A warm dry Spring encouraged a good fruit set and mostly moderate temperatures from spring to harvest caused slow and even ripening. Although some late harvest rains may have reduced the already abundant crop, the cooler temperatures provided slower and mellow ripening to produce sugars that were perfect and tannins that are soft and mature. Consequently, our...