2007 Rodney Strong Vineyards Symmetry Red Meritage Alexander Valley
|Vineyard:||Rodney Strong Vineyards|
|Varietal:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot|
Our Symmetry meritage is created in our small lot winemaking facility, a “winery within the winery.” Under the direction of consulting winemaker David Ramey, we employ cutting edge techniques such as cluster pre-sorting, berry sorting, and extended maceration. With small tanks and equipment sized for the most discriminating vineyard selection process, this facility is truly state of the art, and represents the Klein family commitment towards producing the finest wines possible.
DescriptionThe 2007 Symmetry greets you with a generous bouquet of blackberries, ripe dark plums, sweet spices, and pie crust. It opens boldly on the palate with layers of blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and brown spice. This mouth-filling wine is rich, silky in texture, expansive, and quite long on the finish, and manages to be at once harmonious, powerful, and elegant. Intended to be enjoyable on release, Symmetry is destined for years of further evolution in the bottle. Savor it!
Connoisseurs' Guide to CA WineRodney Strong again gets admirable marks for this plump, well-polished effort that continues its recent string of red-wine successes. Fairly complex with a sense of layering to its ripe, carefully oaked, mildly herbal aromas and flavors, it is weighty in feel with measured tannins that add grip but avoid becoming overly tough. It is nontheless a wine that wants for mid-term aging, and it will start to open up nicely in four or five years of quiet cellaring.
Wine EnthusiastA great Bordeaux-style wine that can stand proudly next to Napa bottlings that cost far more. It’s mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with the other four permitted Meritage varieties, and there seems to be lots of new, sweetly toasted oak. The blackberry, cherry, red currant, mocha and bacon flavors are delicious, but even better is the tannic structure. It’s soft and alluring enough to drink now.
Decanter MagazineRich, toasty, black cherry, blackcurrant, coffee and chocolate nose. Classy and elegant palate with sweet, grippy tannins, lithe acidity, a soft texture and sensuous in style
User Tasting Note
rtj9179Plums, Big wine tannic, Heavy Merlot influence.. paired well with steak
Conogood wine... deep color... complex. great with red meat.
DragonhoundFirst trip to prime 1000