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2019 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon "Rockaway"

Rodney Strong 2019 Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rockaway"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon & 7% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $90

Cases produced: 600

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92.5)

Review date: January 13, 2024

Wine Review: This deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Rodney Strong opens with a black currant and black cherry with hints of iris, cedar, and smokehouse. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, smooth, and fresh. The flavor profile is blackberry and red currant with notes of cedar, toasted coconut, and dried strawberry. We also detected hints of black tea and stony minerality. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins build-up slightly before drifting away. The Tasting Panel would pair this Cab with a prime rib with Yorkshire pudding. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: 2019 was another fantastic vintage in California. The 2019 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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