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Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage
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Wine Details

Varietal

Meritage

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) Our vision for Symmetry is to produce a harmonious wine, with full, rich fruit, powerful structure, mature tannins, elegant balance and a long supple finish. We begin in the mountain and hillside vineyards of Alexander Valley where well-drained, volcanic soils combined with warm, sunny days and cool nights provide ideal growing conditions for Bordeaux varietals. As a red meritage, we select the best cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc fruit from these vineyards, then ferment and age eac...

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."