Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
A powerful Cabernet Sauvignon from the hillsides of Alexander Valley has aromas of lush, red plum and dark berries that dominate the glass, while hints of cassis and milk chocolate play in the background. The dried fig and chewy tannins give this wine a strong backbone, while the 18 months of barrel aging have softened this bold wine just enough to enjoy now or with a cheese and charcuterie board, filet mignon with grilled vegetables or a dark chocolate mousse. Drink over the next five to seven years.
Wine & Spirits
This wine’s red fruit shows some green-herb notes when first opened, a brisk, bright counter to its velvety richness. A day later, that greenness retreats, leaving a gentle, clean cabernet with touches of ancho-chile spice. Best Buy