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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Sonoma County, California, United StatesRodney Strong Vineyards has become a Sonoma star of late, practising modern, artisanal winemaking on a large scale, while making substantial commitments to the environment. Its SoCo cab comes off three sites from Jimtown, Geyserville and Cloverdale all planted to alluvial, volcanic, and uplifted shale/sandstone soils. A one-month harvest from mid-September to mid-October has spawned a round, easy drinking flavourful cabernet sauvignon with plummy fruit. Baking spices disappear into a dense mix of blackberry, vanilla and coffee/cocoa in the finish, with round, soft tannins. Perfect for hamburgers or meaty pasta dishes. This cabernet spends 15 months in 75% American oak and 25% French oak barrels. Solid.Tasted: 27 January 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 24.99 BCLS AB 24.99 private wine shops ON 24.95 LCBO SK 25.00 YK 27.00 QC 22.95 SAQ Producer: Rodney Strong Estate VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 226944UPC: 087512912359