Certificate MAGNUM (1.5L) Rodney Strong Vineyards Rockaway, Cabernet Sauvignon
The Rodney Strong 2014 Rockaway Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has wonderful concentrated flavors of black cherry, red currant and plum with a hint of sage and leather.
The earthy minerality of the wine is balanced out by notes of baking spices with a rich, complex structure and a long, lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for enjoyment in 8 to 10 years.
Purchased by Rodney Strong Vineyards in 2003, the previous owners of this vineyard named it Rockaway. Whether it's due to a connection with Rockaway, NJ or the rocky hillsides throughout the vineyard, we decided to keep and preserve the name since it conjured a vivid image of the land from which we knew we'd make a stellar cabernet sauvignon.
Over 40 90+ Point Ratings; from 2005-2014 vintage.
Rockaway vineyard is slightly north and east of Geyserville at the foot of the northern stretches of the Mayacamas Mountain range. It is planted mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but includes all five of the classic Bordeaux varieties.
Rising up to an elevation of 750 feet, the land generally slopes northeast and southwest, with soils comprised of gravelly clay subsoil over fractured sandstone.
This well-drained, low pH earth tends to encourage the production of small-berried clusters, ideal for making bold, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon with juicy red and black fruit character, and an elegantly round and seductive mid-palate.
38º 42' 59" N, 122º 52' 15" W | Average Annual Growing Season Temperature: 62ºF
91 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate (June, 2018)
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast (December, 2018)
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