Wine & Spirits 92
"Rodney Strong’s investments in hillside vineyards have been paying off in wines like this 2014, a blend based on cabernet sauvignon from the Brothers Vineyard in the hills above Geyserville. It includes small lots of merlot and petit verdot from estate properties in Alexander Valley, along with malbec and cabernet from Knights Valley. It’s the clarity of the flavor that’s most impressive—woodland cherry notes that capture the cool elevations of the fruit and a dark, foresty mushroom savor that amplifies the tannins. Silky and plump, with lasting intensity, this is a mouthwatering cabernet to serve with roast lamb."
Wine Advocate 91
"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Proprietary Red Symmetry has pretty red and black currants notes with touches of dried herbs, tilled soil and tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, the palate gives up vibrant black fruits with a refreshing line and nice, chewy tannins, finishing on a mineral note."
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Our story begins over 55 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines.
Rodney Strong received the honor of being named Wine Enthusiast's American Winery of the Year in 2013. Introduced in 2000, each year the Wine Enthusiast honors those that have impacted the wine and spirits industry with their Wine Star Awards. With the designation of American Winery of the Year, the Wine Enthusiast has recognized Rodney Strong's commitment to quality, luxury and Sonoma County