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171 Ratings
Rodney Strong Merlot Sonoma County

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Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) We barrel fermented about 60% of this wine, and aged that portion in barrel for 5 months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.

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    This wine has black plum, berry, and spice flavors. Aging several months in small barrels imparts a toasty vanilla character that lingers through the silky finish. This Merlot hails from gravelly loam soils in the warmer growing regions of Sonoma County

    over 6 years
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    Cab Sav loved by both of us

    almost 7 years
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    almost 8 years
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    over 7 years
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    over 7 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Enthusiast
    You get plenty of ripe berry, cherry and currant fruit in this expressive young Cabernet. Smoky oak adds sweetness, making for a delicious wine to drink now and over the next several years.