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Our 2014 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with dark cherry, plum and baking spices. The delicious fruit is accompanied by crushed violet and black pepper notes. The palate has medium tannins, lingering spicy oak flavors and a lush fi nish.
Enjoy this Cabernet now with burgers, meat lovers pizza or grilled steak.
Rodney Strong recognized in the late 1960s that Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley was an exceptional area for heat loving Cabernet Sauvignon. He planted our fi rst Cabernet vineyard in 1971, Alexander’s Crown, on a small hill in Jimtown, and the reputation for fi ne Sonoma County Cabernet has never looked back. Today we have three exceptional Cabernet vineyards, from Jimtown, to Geyserville, and all the way north to Cloverdale, planted in the well-drained alluvial, volcanic, and uplifted shale/sandstone soils that make Sonoma County an ideal place for this noble grape.
A mild, dry winter encouraged early bud break in Sonoma County in 2014. The growing season was very warm overall, but tempered by overcast days in late July and late August and a heavy drizzle in early September, which slowed ripening through extended hang time on the vines. We harvested the Cabernet Sauvignon to make this wine from September 8 through October 12
under ideal conditions.