• Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 92

    Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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    92pts Ultimate Beverage Challenge

    This luscious Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect companion for hearty meat and lamb dishes. Pour a glass and serve it with a ripe Camembert and some austere water crackers while you consider your energy level for the meal. We love this California Cabernet with Spanish beef tenderloin Asturias, pan-seared beef tenderloin steaks bathed in a delicious blue cheese-white wine sauce. The rich complexity of the wine will match the decadence of the cheese beautifully. A simpler but equally mouth-watering option is grilled lamb chops with a balsamic/shallot reduction. The dark, ripe fruit and spice notes in this Knights Valley Cab works terrifically with the sweet notes in the balsamic. Serve the lamb chops with a fried, and then baked eggplant dish. The gorgeous texture and fruit of this Rodney Strong will end the meal on a very high note if you open that last bottle and serve it with a dark chocolate/brioche bread pudding with a red berry sauce. Where's the corkscrew??!

    Ultimate Beverage Challenge:  "This wine is aromatically seductive with tempered dark chocolate and blackberry preserves. Bold on the palate, flavors start savory with red bell pepper and tomato paste before turning to black plums and soft, vanilla-spiked tannins. A compelling wine that continues to open in the glass."

    Winery:  "This deeply colored Cabernet is bursting with aromas of spicy dark plum and crushed blackberries with a hint of blueberry. The complex layers of spice and chocolate on the palate are framed in rich, velvety tannins with a long lingering finish. Enjoy this Cabernet now with a grilled leg of lamb, a burger with gruyere cheese and sautéed mushrooms or cellar it to enjoy over the next 3 to 5 years.

    Knights Valley is a rustic and undeveloped hidden gem of volcanic rock and alluvial soils that are perfect for growing Bordeaux-style wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. Protected from direct Pacific Ocean influence, Knights Valley is the easternmost Sonoma County appellation, known for its warm days and cool nights and is the warmest viticultural region in the county. The valley lies between the Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill wine regions to the west and is situated at the foot of Mount St. Helena to the north. The valley’s beauty and mineral-rich volcanic soils make it well suited to quality viniculture."

    Bottle:
    750ml, cork
    Varietal: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec
    Alcohol %:
    14.5%
    Total Acidity g/100ml:
    0.60
    pH: 3.76
    Aging: 18 months in 100% French oak barrels, 50% new
    Region:                        
    Sonoma County, California