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2007 Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Winery brand: Rodney Strong Vineyards

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2007

Appellation/Region

Alexander Valley - California, United States

Winemaker

Rick Sayre

VinTank Wine ID

840-0090-005566-01-2004-0-0001 (permalink, short)

Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on 9/6/07 at 27.1 Brix

Treatments

100% French Oak: 20 Mo.
Fined · Sulfites Added

Readings

Alcohol: 14.9%
pH: 3.6
T.A.: 0.6g/100mL
R.Sugar: 0.1g/L

Organic/Biodynamic/Sustainability

Unspecified

SKUs/Formats

Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:8/21/09; Release Date:5/4/10
6 Units Per Case
VinTank Product ID: 840-0090-005566-01-2004-0-0001-03-6
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 00087512927957
+Unit/Case Dimension Details Suggested Retail Price: US $45.00

Accolades
2011 Sommelier Challenge - SIlver

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California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition - Gold

Connoisseurs' Guide to CA Wine - 93 pts

Review 12/15/10: Here is the kind of big, ripe, liberally oaked Cabernet that will find favor first and foremost with unrepentant fans of the style. We will not argue that it might be a bit overdone, yet it is not out of control and its richness is not accidental. It is long ...

Decanter Magazine - 4 Stars

Review 2/1/11: Rick, oaky perfume with deep black fruit, coffee, vanilla and blackcurrant. Sumptuous and creamy with an immense weight of fruit, integrated tannins and a savoury finish.

Winespectator.com - 90 pts

Review 8/30/10: Dense, chewy and full-bodied, with rich, dark berry fruit that's deep and concentrated, with layers of dried currant, graphite, black licorice, mineral, cedar and nutmeg, ending with mouthcoating tannins. Best from 2011 through 2020.

Wine Notes

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Description

Full bodied and richly textured, this cabernet displays intense aromas and flavors of black currant, sandalwood, white pepper, and cocoa, with a smooth, lingering finish. If you have access to a cool dark place, lay some bottles of this Reserve down for up to a decade and patience will reward you.

Vineyard Notes

The 2007 vintage started off with a very dry spring, which tended to make for smaller clusters, smaller berries, and less canopy overall. The growing season was about as perfect as any winegrower would want, with warm afternoons and cool evenings, and a complete lack of hot or cold spells. With no weather problems at harvest time, few are surprised with the exceptional quality of this vintage, which will likely go down as one of the best in recent years.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2007 Reserve cabernet was created in our small lot winemaking facility, the “winery within the winery.” Under the direction of consulting winemaker David Ramey, we employ cutting edge techniques such as cluster pre-sorting, berry sorting, and extended maceration. With small tanks and equipment sized for the most discriminating vineyard selection process, our new facility is truly state of the art, and represents the Klein family commitment towards producing the finest wines possible.

Tasting Notes

Full bodied and richly textured, this cabernet displays intense aromas and flavors of black currant, sandalwood, white pepper, and cocoa, with a smooth, lingering finish. If you have access to a cool dark place, lay some bottles of this Reserve down for up to a decade and patience will reward you.

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