Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Merlot 1997

Merlot from California

Price: $31.99
Item No. 19669

Winemaker's Notes

A dark garnet color tips off the briary, cherry and white chocolate aroma of the wine. The beautiful bouquet persists onto a palate that is full and soft and of luxurious layers of flavor. Perfectly ripe Bing cherry fruit flavors mix with a hint of roasted almonds and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is memorably expansive.

Enjoy our Estate Merlot with a tender duck breast and dried fruit compote.

Learn About Rodney Strong Map ItMap It

Founded by wine industry pioneer, Rod Strong, in 1959, Rodney Strong Vineyards is now owned by the Kleins, a farming-based family that prides itself on land stewardship and a relentless push for superior wine quality from Sonoma County. After purchasing the company in 1989, Tom Klein began the endeavor that today brings together excellent vineyards, the industry's finest...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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