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COMMENTARY: The 2016 Rodney Strong Vineyards Symmetry Meritage Red shows an excellent blending of Bordeaux grape varieties. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits stylish aromas and flavors of black fruit, licorice, and oak. Enjoy it with grilled short ribs. (Tasted: December 14, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
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This blend pulls from several sites, including Cooley, Brothers and Rockaway, combining 70% Cabernet Sauvignon with 9% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Intensely herbal and earthy, it is robustly tannic, thick and meaty.
The 2016 Symmetry has luxurious aromas of red fruit, plum, vanilla, dusty oak and dried fruit which unfold on the palate with silky layers of dark fruits, baking spices and a supple, rich mouthfeel. This wine is harmonious and elegant with refined tannins and a long, lingering finish.
Enjoy this wine now with beef stew, grilled pork tenderloin or an assortment of roasted vegetables, or cellar for enjoyment for years to come.
Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
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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