Rodney Strong Sonoma County Merlot 2013
Bottle Size750 ml
Aging Program16 months in 50% French and 50% American oak barrels
Oak OriginFrench and American
Total Acidity5.90 g/L
The Rodney Strong Merlot 2013 is a rich, full-bodied red wine with a lot of flavor and quiet personality. The flavor profile is decadent, with notes of blackberry, black cherry, and plum. A hint of dried herbs adds interest to the flavor profile. The mouthfeel of this red wine is silky and lush, with soft tannins and a suggestion of cocoa and vanilla on the finish. This California wine will keep well in a cellar for the next two to four years and is an excellent dinner wine. Consider pairing this Merlot with spicy Italian pastas, seared salmon, or grilled vegetables.
Taste SummaryBlackberry, Chocolate, Plum, Vanilla
Wine QualitiesHerbal, Rich, Silky, Soft tannin