Rodney Strong saw back in the late 1960s that Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley was an amazing area for heat loving Cabernet Sauvignon. He planted the estate’s first Cabernet vineyard in 1971. He called the vineyard Alexander’s Crown. It is situated on a small hill in Jimtown, and the reputation for fine Sonoma County cabernet endures today. Today they have three exceptional Cabernet vineyards in the Rodney Strong estate. They range from Jimtown, to Geyserville, and all the way north to Cloverdale. The vines are planted in the well-drained alluvial, volcanic, and uplifted shale/sandstone soils that make Sonoma County the perfect place for this noble grape. Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, showing dark cherry, plum and baking spices. The delicious fruit character is accompanied by black pepper notes, crushed violet and cassis. On the palate, the wine has medium tannins, lingering spicy oak flavors with a velvety lush finish.
Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon