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Rodney Strong Wine Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Wine Review

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Alexander Valley, California, United States

Community Score: 4.4/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $27.95

Product #: 50427

Drink: 2015-2019



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Rodney Strong Wine Estates

Agent: Mark Anthony Brands

More Vintages: 2010  2009  Add New Vintage 

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Gorgeous richness, depth and balance with enticing aromas of smoky blackberries and cassis. Classically structured and elegant. Perfect for dinner parties or as a gift.

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Lesley Quinn Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

I love when I can make a match when it comes to wines and their names, and Rodney Strong is one of those names for me because these wines are strong; and full of flavour. This Cabernet Sauvignon is like the dark side of fruit with intense blackberries and ripe black cherries. Delicious tannins frame notes of raisins and when I drink this wine all I can think about is having a firm salty cheese like Pecorino.
The Alexander Valley signature style is evident in this delicious Cabernet: bold fruit aromas and flavors centered on red plum and boysenberry, and a rich and mouthfilling texture with soft tannins, all of which we’ve framed in the finest oak barrels for just over 16 months.
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