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2008 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Rockaway
- Sonoma County
- Alexander Valley
Community Tasting Notes 10
Mannm24 wrote: (93 points)
May 19, 2016 - I loved this wine. Decanted for only an hour and the wine continued to open as we drank. Deep rich purple color and bold texture and hints of cherry and chocolate. Last note. Would love to find another
Endodr Likes this wine: (92 points)
March 20, 2016 - This is a really great, bold Napa Cabernet. It has a very deep opaque purple color with a ruby red rim. After an hour decant, it has an expressive nose of crushed violets, sweet spices, and ripe dark fruit. This wine tastes voluptuous and fruity with flavors of blackberries, black cherries, and plums, There are also favors of leather and mocha. It has great intensity of flavors, and is quite supple in texture with a very silky mouthfeel. The wine is full bodied with excellent balance, tangy acidity, and marked complexity. Very high quality.
[Drank alongside Honig Cabernet 2011; The Rockaway is much more complex and full bodied]
Bam_Man Likes this wine: (92 points)
March 17, 2015 - A big, brooding Alexander Valley Cabernet. Has the trademark Sonoma nose of dried dark fruits, bramble, herbs and spice - along with a noticeable amount of heat. Full-bodied and very rich. There's phenomenal depth and intensity to the tangy blackberry and dark currant fruit here. Lovely notes of spice, licorice and mesquite linger on the long, juicy finish, though a touch of heat is evident at the very end. Huge and very powerful, but not too over-the-top. This is delcious now, but should be even better in a few years' time after it softens a bit and the alcohol integrates.
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BigTex22 Likes this wine: (93 points)
July 27, 2014 - Decanted for a few hours. Classic cab, well rounded, great nose and mouthfeel. Enjoyed with steak dinner. Great QPR for a top flight cab. Drink now or hold for several more years. VERY GOOD.
BigTex22 Likes this wine: (90 points)
March 13, 2014 - Not as good as last time. Good fruit, smooth tannins, but a wee bit of overly high alcohol on the finish. GOOD.
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Rodney Strong
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Rockaway
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Alexander Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 209 (62%)
- Consumed 128 (38%)
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