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2018 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon "Alexander Valley"

Rodney Strong 2018 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Alexander Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Malbec, & 1% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 18, 2021

Wine Review: A bold but approachable Cabernet Sauvignon, this deep purple wine has a dark bouquet of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, vanilla, oak, and chocolate. On the palate it is nicely balanced, with a medium-plus body, moderate acidity, and good concentration. There are flavors of black cherry, black plum, licorice, and black tea with hints of milk chocolate and cinnamon. Pleasant sticky tannins and a nice long finish. Serve with a well charred flank steak. – Mark

Winemaker Notes: This powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from the hillsides of Alexander Valley has aromas of lush, red plum and dark berries that dominate the glass, while hints of cassis and milk chocolate play in the background. The dried fig and chewy tannins give this wine a strong backbone, while the 24 months of barrel aging have softened this bold wine just enough to enjoy now with a cheese and charcuterie board, filet mignon with grilled vegetables or a dark chocolate mousse. Drink over the next 5 to 7 years.

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