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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valleytext
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Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2016

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United StatesI love the pretty cab nose of pure cassis and plum with mocha, coffee, chocolate and a caramel sweetness from assertive oak. Medium bodied, these grainy tannins add chew to the dark currant fruit and savoury grilled bell pepper character. Tannins are firm but very ripe, and compliment the glossy oak. Well behaved with everything in the right place, this full-bodied Sonoma County headturner is ideal for when you want a plush, authentic and fairly priced Cali cab that's not overdone or fiddled with. The fruit comes from the torid Alexander Valley in the northern zone of the appellation, and late ripening cabernet sauvignon reaches heady levels of flavour maturity here. Thankfully quite cool nights assure freshness and elegance. Stylish, structured, and worthy of a prime cut of grilled beef, you'd be hard pressed to find anything else in California that is this good, for this price.Tasted: 03 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 35.00 private wine shops AB 28.00 private wine shops ON 28.00 Producer: Rodney Strong Estate VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 833376UPC: 087512929685