Saturday, November 21, 2015

2012 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

*Sample received*

Today's quick sip comes from my great friends at Rodney Strong Vineyards and their always delicious Sonoma County portfolio. The affordability of an everyday drinking wine with the flavors and aromas of a sophisticated gem, the quality of these wines is outstanding. A couple I know this is their favorite Cabernet and when they stop by I always make sure I have one on hand for them.

The nose is lively with raspberry, vibrant cherry, blackberry with a touch of vanilla, wildflowers and allspice. Nice complex layers of aromas and very pleasing. So consistent from vintage to vintage.

The mouth is very fruit forward with raspberry, blackberry and cherry. The finish is long with toasted oak and spice which compliments the juicy fruit. Nice soft tannins and a perfect pairing with red meat sauce over pasta. Never disappoints my friends.

Stop by for a visit in Healdsburg and enjoy a tasting, tour and check out the many events held at the winery. A true total wine experience you won't want to miss.


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