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2009 Rodney Strong Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards Alexander Valley

Rodney Strong Vineyards

Winery brand: Rodney Strong Vineyards

Wine Details

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Red Wine, Vintage 2009


Alexander Valley - California, United States


Rick Sayre

VinTank Wine ID

840-0009-005566-01-2000-0-0002 (permalink, short)


93% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on 9/15/08 at 26.4 Brix

4% Merlot

2% Malbec

1% Syrah


65% French Oak: 18 Mo.
35% American Oak: 18 Mo.
Fined · Filtered · Sulfites Added


Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.7
T.A.: 0.6g/100mL
R.Sugar: 0.1g/L




Bottle 750mL (750mL)
Closure: Cork
Bottle Date:7/8/10
12 Units Per Case
VinTank Product ID: 840-0009-005566-01-2000-0-0002-03-5
GTIN/UPC/EAN: 00087512922259
+Unit/Case Dimension Details Suggested Retail Price: US $25.00

2011 Pacific Rim Wine Competition - Bronze

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2011 Sommelier Challenge - Silver

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2011 Ultimate Wine Challenge - 89 pts

2011 West Coast Wine Competition - Silver

California Grapevine - 88 pts

Review 2/8/12: Medium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, fragrant, spicy, dark plum and boysenberry aroma with hints of dill, tobacco leaf, leather, and graphite; medium-full body; plush, plummy, herbal, dark berry fruit flavors with oaky overtones and a touch of cocoa; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Easy to drink now. Recommended.

Consumer Wine Awards - GOLD

San Diego International Wine Competition - GOLD

Ultimate Wine Challenge - 91 pts

Wine Enthusiast - 87 pts

Review 12/31/11: You get plenty of ripe berry, cherry and currant fruit in this expressive young Cabernet. Smoky oak adds sweetness, making for a delicious wine to drink now and over the next several years.

Wine Notes



The Alexander Valley signature style is evident in this delicious cabernet: bold fruit aromas and flavors centered on red plum and boysenberry, and a rich and mouthfilling texture with soft tannins, all of which we’ve framed in the finest oak barrels for 18.5 months. Enjoy over the next 3 – 6 years.

Vineyard Notes

For the second year in a row, the 2008 vintage started off with a very dry spring, which typically produces smaller clusters, smaller berries, and less canopy overall. Frost visited many vineyards over several nights in April, further reducing potential yield. Then a hot spell engulfed the region in the middle of May, while grape clusters were flowering, again threatening to lower yields. The main growing season, however, was without incident, with warm to hot days and cool nights the rule. Hand-picked, this cabernet sauvignon was harvested between September 15 and October 24th.

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