Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wine Review (NW)
Black cherry and dark berries on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Nicely textured on the finish with fruit that's layered with toasty oak and a hint of mint
This is a nicely made Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fruity and well rounded, with good texture and well integrated layers on the finish. I'm often asked for a good value Cabernet out of California, and I tend to recommend a handful of Sonoma County bottlings including this one.
Rodney Strong wines have been consistently good of late, so look for the label. Expect to pay around $16, and enjoy with a grilled steak. Raise a glass!