Rodney Strong Merlot Sonoma County
The generous quality of the Merlot grape, soft with bright cherry fruit, is enriched by the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Ideal with red meats, poultry and game.
Wine Enthusiast(2009 Vintage) 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.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(1999 Vintage) Attractive red cherry notes are joined in the nose by brushy and herbal notes, and that blend of youthful fruit and green-edged seasonings persists in the mouth as well. Smooth and viscous on the palate but somewhat less concentrated than it could be, it gives way a bit in the finish yet never gives up its essential fruit and its easy Merlot charm.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/00