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2013 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve"

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Alexander Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: March 17, 2017

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Rodney Strong is very good. It opens with a black cherry, black raspberry and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, nicely balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black currant with notes of nicely integrated minerality. I also detected some ripe plum and a touch of black olive, oak and black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate well managed tannins build up nicely and linger. I would pair this very nice Cab with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Rich, lush and structured, the 2013 vintage displays intense aromas flavors of blackberry, black currant, cassis and crushed violet. This wine is velvety with a smooth, lingering finish of toasty baking spices, vanilla and cocoa. Enjoy this wine now with braised short ribs, roasted leg of lamb or roasted root vegetables or lay a few bottles down in your cellar to enjoy in 4 to 6 years.

Organic status: not organic

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