From a rainy spring season to summer heat waves, this vintage endured some challenges but pulled through with determination: Aged for 16 months in (20% new) French oak, it’s an expressive red that speaks of violets, blueberry, soy sauce, and underbrush on both the nose and palate while further proving its worthiness with alert acidity, a stream of dark chocolate, and lush notes of coffee.
- Tasting Panel, 92 pts
Rich, lush and structured, Rodney Strong Reserve displays intense aromas of black currant, cassis and crushed violet. This wine is velvety with a smooth, lingering finish of herbal notes, vanilla and cocoa. Enjoy this wine now with a grilled porterhouse, rack of lamb, or a winter vegetable roast or lay a few bottles down in your cellar to enjoy in 4 to 6 years.