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2018 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

Rodney Strong 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Knights Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: September 19, 2021

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from the Knights Valley opens with an inviting Dr. Pepper and cedar bouquet with hints of graphite, black raspberry, and dried strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. We found it to be soft and round. The flavor profile is a cedar plank and cherry-cola blend with notes of graphite and black raspberry. We also detected hints of Orange Pekoe black tea. The finish is dry, and its flavors and moderate dusty tannins are nicely sustained. The Panel would pair this Cab with filet mignon or braised lamb shank. If any is left for dessert, pair it with a black forest chocolate cake. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Rich, lush and structured. The 2018 vintage displays intense aromas of dark plum, vanilla, and soft mocha. This wine is velvety in texture with a long finish of dried berry, toasty oak, and milk chocolate. Enjoy this wine now with a seared New York sirloin and peppercorn sauce or your favorite assortment of cheese and charcuterie.

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