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2017 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon "Rockaway"

Rodney Strong 2017 Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rockaway"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.5)

Review date: October 31, 2021

Wine Review: The 2017 "Rockaway" Cabernet Sauvignon from Rodney Strong is impressive! It is very dark ruby colored and opens with a macerated cherry, cola, and dried craisin bouquet with a hint of black raspberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with integrated acidity. The mouthfeel is round, smooth, and lush. The flavor profile is a concentrated blackberry and graphite blend with notes of stewed plum and black licorice jellybean. I also detected hints of black raspberry, cola, oak, and espresso in the mix. It's pretty complex. The finish is dry and its very big managed tannins, build-up and last for a very long time. This Cab will benefit from aeration in the near term. I would decant it for a bit and serve it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

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