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2021 Rodney Strong Merlot "Sonoma County"

Rodney Strong 2021 Sonoma County Merlot

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma County"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 77% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec & 2% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88.5)

Review date: September 16, 2023

Wine Review: This ruby colored Merlot opens with a black currant and black cherry bouquet with hints of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and savory. The flavor profile is black currant and oak blend with notes of black cherry and black tea. I also detected some hints of black pepper and stewed black plum. The finish is dry and its flavors and tannins build-up and stick around for a very long time. I would pair this bold styled Merlot with a juicy mushroom and Swiss cheeseburger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our 2021 Sonoma County Merlot is lush with notes of blackberry, fig compote and cassis. Medium bodied with soft tannins, this wine boasts toasty oak and spice on the mid-palate punctuated by a full and lively finish. These luscious dark fruit and toasty flavors are enhanced by aging in French oak barrels. Enjoy this soft and elegant Merlot with grilled pork chops and cherry reduction, lavender crusted lamb shanks or creamy polenta with a short rib ragu.

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