Red

2005 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Rockaway

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Alexander Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • tc from santee Likes this wine: (94 points)

    August 17, 2015 - Rockaway single vineyard Cabernet is such a well rounded wine ending with a 60 second finish. I like how this Sonoma Cab. Has just a touch of mountain fruit burst. Pure and evolved. I think it has just a dollop of Cab. Franc. Marvelous.

  • fingers Does not like this wine: (86 points)

    April 7, 2014 - Notes after following for 24 hrs open. Color is very dark, inky purple, almost opaque. Very slow, lightly stained legs and small amount of sediment. Profound aromas of blackberry, oak, and rubbing alcohol. Very heavy palate with enough heat to melt the icecaps (is this Australian?). Clunky and muscle bound, though the tannins have matured enough to not be offensive. It has a good flavor factor, but the alcohol balance is over my tolerable limit. 5+10+15+6=86

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  • rogerr Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 28, 2013 - agree with RBC1978 notes. I don't think this wine is singing as well as it did 2 years ago. Still needs time to open up but that brings you dried fruit and earth and mineral in nice proportions.

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  • rbc1978 wrote: (91 points)

    August 11, 2012 - Dark inky purple color, odor of cherry, currant, cocoa and slight vanilla. Opened 1 hour before dinner and still was a little tight with slight tannins to start. Within another 30 minutes it softened up with blackberry and currant flavors and then hints of chocolate and even a note of fennel and finish with light vanilla notes. This wine is at its peak and was a great value for the price.

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  • RandyC wrote: (93 points)

    March 18, 2012 - Very huge wine with lots of inviting fruit and good structure. A real winner that would have benefited from decanting.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rodney Strong
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Rockaway
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Alexander Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 226 (66%)
  • Consumed 117 (34%)

Food Pairing

porterhouse and broccoli

Who Likes This Wine

86% Like It  7 votes