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Rodney Strong Wine Estates Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wine Review

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $59.95

Drink: 2014-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Rodney Strong

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A classic full-bodied Californian Cabernet with dark chocolate and black plum aromas on the nose. Supple, though it could benefit from an hour decanting for that extra smoothness on the palate. Blackcurrant and sandalwood smoke notes on the finish. Signature Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and toasty. Good tannins lend a grip and the cool climate of the Alexander Valley lends the balance. Will cellar well. Try it with rare filet mignon. This Californian red wine has a deep ruby-dark red colour. Mouth-watering acidity and layers of black fruit flavours.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hamburger, grilled chicken, pot roast with wild mushrooms, hard cheese, duck.

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This Rodney Strong Wine Estates Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was reviewed on March 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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This Californian Cabernet has lots of mocha and dark chocolate notes from oak aging. - Community Wine Reviews

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