Our Rodney Strong winemaking team has been growing Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon since the early 1970s, when Rod Strong first planted both varietals in the heart of Alexander Valley. Today, we continue to grow grapes that display the deep dark flavors and mature tannins typical of these noble varietals. Sonoma County is where Rod Strong set his roots and today the Klein family upholds the tradition of crafting exceptional wines from this iconic growing region.
This rich supple wine bursts with blackberry and dark cherries with hints of spice followed by lush, rounded tannins and a lingering finish.
15% Cabernet Sauvignon,
4% Cabernet Franc
Started in 1959 by Sonoma County pioneer Rod Strong and led by the Klein family since 1989, Rodney Strong Vineyards is a family of passionate people committed to crafting premium wines, great experiences and delivering a vision for sustainability in Sonoma County. We are united by our passion for wine and the belief that nothing brings people together better than sharing a great bottle of Rodney Strong wine.
The 2019 vintage started with copious amounts of rain saturating the soil in late winter, with even more rain lasting through spring. A hot June facilitated vine growth followed by a considerable heat spike in August, pushing the sugars up and allowing the berries to develop ripe flavors. With everything in balance, harvest took place October 1st to the 18th.