This bright wine bursts with aromas of white peach, apricot and jasmine blossom with flavors of melon, peach and a wet stone minerality followed by a crisp yet full finish.
Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-class wines that capture thee essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong sustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines from Sonoma Countys finest appellations: Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Petaluma Gap, and Sonoma Coast. We aspire to conserve and protect the environment in all winery operations through sustainable practices, solar power, and fish friendly farming.
The end result of our winemakers passion for blending flavorful, deeply nuanced and unique wines. Exclusively from vineyards in Sonoma County, predominantly Alexander Valley and Knights Valley, our Red Blend offers a sumptuous, almost magical outcome of the growing season and winemaking process.
After a relatively long and rainy winter, the 2019 growing season had a late start. Budbreak came about three weeks behind historical averages, though a moderate heat spell in late April pushed vine growth towards a more typical timeframe. Most of the season, from fruit set to harvest, was defined by dry, temperate weather whic h allowed for slow and even ripening. Crop yields were lower than average, resulting in pronounced concentration of flavors. We wrapped up the harvest season with a second heat spell in late September and, with everything in balance, harvested August 23 through September 21.