Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has an opaque ruby/purple color, a nice, sweet kiss of black currants and cherries, some dusty loamy soil notes and a hint of graphite. The tannins are moderate, and the wine medium to full-bodied and made for a good 15 or more years of longevity. However, it is accessible now.
Wine Spectator 87 points - Marked by a spicy, peppery edge and raw tannins. The core of mocha and dark berry is solid. Drink now. 70,000 cases made.
(Apr 30 2016)
A deep, saturated color leads to lifted aromas of blackberry, cocoa and herby black-currant, which is followed by a rich, layered mouthfeel, loaded with juicy black cherry, cedar, and creme de cassis. This wine is also elegantly structured with fresh acidity and ripe, mature tannins. Enjoy this vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon now and over the next several years.
|Our story begins more than 50 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.