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Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage
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Wine Details

Varietal

Meritage

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1998 Vintage) 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 Spectator
    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/22/2012
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (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
    (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."