2017 Upshot Red Wine Blend

Estate

Winemaking Notes

This rich, supple wine bursts with blackberry and dark cherries with hints of spice followed by lush, rounded tannins and a lingering finish.

Food pairings

History

Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-class wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong sustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines from Sonoma Countys finest appellationsAlexander 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.

The Vineyards

Record-breaking rainfall kicked off the 2017 season, filling the water table to capacity and replenishing soiils. A mild spring brought bud break at the usual time while a hot summer concluded on Labor Day weekend with a heat wave of 110 F, causing harvest to move up by a week or so. Most ofo the fruit was all picked before the heartbreaking October fires and vintners share a positive outlook on the 2017 wines. The fruit has rich color, defined flavoros and exceptional quality across varieties.

$28.00

Appellation:

Sonoma County

Varietal:

Red Blend

Alcohol:

14.5%

TA:

PH:

3.69

Cellar & Fermentation:

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