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2018 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon "Rockaway"

Rodney Strong 2018 Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2018

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: 460

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: November 9, 2022

Wine Review: This midnight ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Rodney Strong opens with an attractive cinnamon, blackberry, and menthol bouquet with hints of kitchen spice, tomato leaf, and cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and fresh. The flavor profile is a black currant and stony minerality blend with notes of black cherry. We also detected hints of pomegranate, black tea, and cinnamon. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins re nicely prolonged. The Tasting Panel would pair this Cab with char grilled hanger steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 Rockaway has wonderful concentrated flavors of dark plum and red currant with notes of tobacco and leather. The earthy minerality of the wine is balanced out by notes of baking spices with a rich, complex structure and a long lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for enjoyment in 8 to 10 years.

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