Thursday, February 8, 2018
2013 Rodney Strong Symmetry Red Meritage Alexander Valley
Big fan of blends and this Symmetry Red Meritage from Rodney Strong Vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Merlot aged 19 months in French Oak make up this lush aromatic wine.
The grapes were hand harvested from the vineyards on the hills overlooking the valley. Cluster pre-sorting, berry sorting and extended maceration are some of the state of the art techniques used in the Artisan Cellar, named for making small lot wine. Yes this is where Symmetry turned itself into this beauty of a wine with a little help from the winemakers.
The nose screams dark fruit with dark cherry, blackberry and plum clusters with floral hints, mocha and baking spice. Rich, elegant aromas treat the senses.
The mouth is complex and layered with blackberry, raspberry, cherry and hints of blueberry and plum surrounded by silky chocolate, vanilla and baking spice. Love how the flavors roll across the mouth with each sip. Savor and enjoy this gem my friends.