Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

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Winemaker's Notes

Our 1997 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is perfectly balanced result of a harvest that was blessed with all of the right circumstances. A dark garnet color hints at its richness of flavor and layers of fruit and spice aromas. Fresh and dried cherry aromas are preceded by a slight rosemary essence and are followed by a hint of vanilla and cinnamon.

The addition of Merlot and Cabernet Franc in the blend, along with nearly perfect growing conditions have given this wine excellent structure. Soft tannins serve as the backdrop for powerful flavors of dried cherry, raspberry and dark chocolate. Subtle flavors of vanilla bean and licorice help to enrich and lengthen the finish.

I would suggest a simple grilled filet with a fresh herbed steak sauce or a slightly more complex meat dish such as veal scaloppini with Gorgonzola sauce as a perfect accompaniment. -Rick 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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