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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Merlot 1997
Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Merlot 1997
(search item no. 19669)

PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $25.99

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.

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About Rodney Strong Vineyards:

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 winemaking equipment, and exceptional talent. The winery farms and sources grapes from vineyards throughout Sonoma County, focusing on Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill. Rodney Strong Vineyards is best known for its estate-bottled and vinyeard-designated wines, and is also recognized for their sustainable and Fish Friendly Farming, dedication to solar energy production and coming carbon neutral in 2009.