Rodney Strong Rockaway Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
#64 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
The Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon possesses powerful and slightly tannic with concentrated flavors of blackberry, currant and a hint of toast with a rich, full body, complex structure and a lingering elegant finish.
"Exhibits gorgeous dark berry flavors in a big yet graceful style, turning elegant and supple on the finish, where touches of spice, mocha and light oak come into play. "
"There’s a thick chocolate and blackberry-jam richness to this Cabernet that makes it delicious already. It’s blended with a little Malbec and Petit Verdot, and boasts good structural integrity and ample grape tannins, while new French oak lends wood tannins and a sweet smokiness. As good as it is now, you may want to lay this wine down for 6–8 years, to let it express even more of a sense of terroir. "
"Silky and tangy with crisp acidity and juicy plum and berry fruit; racy and bright with tangy style; long, smooth and charming. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot "
"A much darker, more structured wine, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Rockaway is loaded with blackish/purple fruit, smoke, tobacco, licorice, cloves and grilled herbs. The 2010 impresses for its layered, nuanced personality and overall sense of harmony. Stylistically, the 2010 is quite somber and brooding, but it is quite attractive. "
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