2016 Rodney Strong Symmetry Meritage, Alexander Valley, USA (750ml)
There’s quite a bit of vanilla and wood character now, but fruit is there too, in a linear and fine-tannined way. It turns a little bitter at the end. But I think it will improve nicely with bottle age. Try after 2024. - James Suckling, 91 pts
The 2016 Symmetry has luxurious aromas of red fruit, plum, vanilla, dusty oak and dried fruit which unfold on the palate with silky layers of dark fruits, baking spices and a supple, rich mouthfeel. This wine is harmonious and elegant with refined tannins and a long, lingering finish.
Enjoy this wine now with beef stew, grilled pork tenderloin or an assortment of roasted vegetables, or cellar for enjoyment for years to come.