Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 19877
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The 1996 Alexanders Crown is a powerful wine emanating first from a beautiful bouquet of blueberry, currant, orange blossom and sweet fig. Coffee and earthen aromas mingle with a touch of brown sugar inviting a taste. The aromas are proportionate to the lush mouth feel, full of cherry and dark plum flavors and a slight touch of oregano. Oak aging in the finest French and American oak barrels imparts subtle chestnut and cedar notes. While a small percentage of Merlot in the blend has helped to highlight the sweetness of fruit, the Cabernet of this vintage has provided great structure and a long, silken finish.

A very special meal prepared around the 1996 Alexanders Crown might include a beef tenderloin with wild mushroom sauce or a roast leg of lamb. - Richard B. Sayre, Winemaker

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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 Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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