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This month’s featured wine is Rodney Strong

They are pouring their Sonoma County Chardonnay and Sonoma County Cabernet

Sonoma County Cabernet

Rich with dark cherries, plum, spices and black pepper. The palate is full with medium tannins and a lush finish.

Winemaking Notes

Our 2013 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 finish.

Food Pairings

Enjoy this Cabernet now with grilled steak, pot roast, pork shoulder or pasta with a tomato sauce.

History

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 first 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.

The Vineyards

2013 was the kind of growing season that most would wish we could have every year: a dry, frost-free spring, a warm summer without heat spikes, and a warm rain free autumn that allowed for picking the grapes perfectly mature. Warm days with cool evenings prevailed in September which kept sugar accumulation at an even pace and allowed acidity to remain in the fruit. We harvested the Cabernet Sauvignon to make this wine in September and October under ideal conditions.

Sonoma County Chardonnay

Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity,

while on the palate your taste buds will enjoy pear, pineapple, baking spices and refreshing acidity.

Winemaking Notes

We barrel fermented 60% of this wine and aged that portion in barrel for six months, stirring the lees every month. This method offers the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, while on the palate your taste buds will enjoy pear, pineapple, baking spices and refreshing acidity. Enjoy this lively Chardonnay now and over the next couple of years with pan-seared scallops, poached salmon with a caper butter sauce or grilled pesto chicken.

History

Nearly four decades ago we discovered that the west and southwestern regions of Sonoma county are ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes. The cool maritime influence of the Pacific ocean arriving reliably in the form of fog each summer evening maintains the bright natural cidity that is key to the balance of any fine Chardonnay, while the warm summer afternoons ensure plenty of ripe fruit character. A combination of estate grown and locally farmed fruit, we source the benchland and alluvial soils from vineyards in the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Sonoma Coast appellations in the making of this wine.

The Vineyards

Nearly four decades ago we discovered that the west and southwestern regions of Sonoma county are ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes. The cool maritime influence of the Pacific ocean arriving reliably in the form of fog each summer evening maintains the bright natural cidity that is key to the balance of any fine Chardonnay, while the warm summer afternoons ensure plenty of ripe fruit character. A combination of estate grown and locally farmed fruit, we source the benchland and alluvial soils from vineyards in the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Sonoma Coast appellations in the making of this wine.

530-241-2303 | Redding, CA

1455 Pine St.

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