Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage
95 Ratings
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95 Ratings
Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage

Wine Details

Varietal

Meritage

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) The 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!

Winemaker's Notes

The forward fruit character of the 1998 vintage dictated we complement and enhance its suppleness with the use of a small portion of French oak along with the American Oak that we normally use in Symmetry's two-year regime of cellaring. Once I have lived with the wines through their fermentation and barrel aging, I refine the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc to achieve maximum balance. At its release our 1998 Symmetry follows its predecessors with the same opulence it...

The forward fruit character of the 1998 vintage dictated we complement and enhance its suppleness with the use of a small portion of French oak along with the American Oak that we normally use in Symmetry's two-year regime of cellaring. Once I have lived with the wines through their fermentation and barrel aging, I refine the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc to achieve maximum balance. At its release our 1998 Symmetry follows its predecessors with the same opulence it...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2007 Vintage) A 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.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2007 Vintage) "A 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."