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90 points

2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

“Brimming in turned earth, sage and cedar, this reserve wine is robust and made from grapes grown at considerable elevation at sites like Cooley, Brothers and Rockaway. Densely packed blackberries, licorice and cocoa nibs are ripe and richly layered, with a plush finish.” - V.B.

90-94 points
Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Sell Sheet
Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

As we celebrate 60 years of winemaking at Rodney Strong Vineyards, we pay tribute to our pioneering spirit as the first to craft Single Vineyard Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with these 2015 vintage Single Vineyard wines.

90-94 points
2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon & 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Rock Stars of Retail

Rodney Strong continues to honor its founder’s legacy of innovation and passion through its winemaking and winegrowing practices adding to the list of reasons why it’s one of our most groundbreaking “rock stars of retail.”

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2015 Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points

2016 Brothers Cabernet Sauvignon

"Black olive, rock and black currant highlight this wine’s deeply concentrated core of grippy tannins. Toasted oak accents of clove and vanilla round out the finish." - V.B.

90-94 points
2018 Knotty Vines Chardonnay
91 points

2018 Knotty Vines Chardonnay

"Lemon blossom and summer pears light up this fresh-tasting white. Vibrating with tarragon, sage, green apple and enlightened with peach and brioche. Packed with flavor and balanced with fine acidity."

90-94 points
Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points, Best Buys - Year's Best US Cabernets & Blends

2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Featured in Wine & Spirits 2020's "Best Buys from our Year's Best US Cabernets & Blends".

90-94 points
2016 Sonoma County Merlot Shelf Talker
94 points, Platinum Medal

2016 Sonoma County Merlot

"The opening salvo has been fired at the Winemaker Challenge, and the shooter is no surprise, particularly when it comes to value for your dollar. This is a rich, expressive Merlot, with lively black cherry, balanced oak spice, supple tannin structure and a well-integrated finish that lasts. It's easy to find, and a pleasure to drink. Well done – again!" - R.C.

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc
90 points

2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc

"This crowd-pleasing white boasts fruit-forward flavors of green apple, baked pineapple and passion fruit. With just a hint of oak, it showcases the variety well, offering nuanced ripeness and well-integrated acidity."

90-94 points
2018 Upshot White Shelf Talker
90 points

2018 Upshot White Wine

"This blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc is bright and crisp in feel. Bursting in persistent acidity, it lingers in tones of honeysuckle and green apple." - V.B.

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay Shelf Talker
93 points, Editors' Choice

2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

"This displays heady aromas of apple, ginger and toasted brioche. Juicy and lengthy, the palate dazzles in underlying mineral aspects of stone and earth." - V. B.

90-94 points
2017 Chalk Hill Chardonnay Shelf Talker
92 points, Best Buy

2017 Chalk Hill Chardonnay

“Rod Strong first planted Chardonnay in the white volcanic soils of Chalk Hill in 1965, and this estate-grown wine carries a memory of that chalky soil in its mineral freshness and apple-skin spice. It’s clean and powerful, that power driven by some reduction that keeps the wine tight. Give it time in a decanter to open up, then serve as an aperitif with poached prawns.” - J.G.

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2014 Symmetry Meritage Shelf Talker
92 points

2014 Symmetry

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 that tannins. Silky and plump, with lasting intensity, this is a mouthwatering Cabernet to serve with roast lamb.

90-94 points
2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon Shelf Talker
92 points, Best Buy

2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

90-94 points
2019 Rose of Pinot Noir 92 pts Coaster
92 points, Editors' Choice

2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

"This wine continues to impress year after year. It's a stainless-steel, cold-fermented bottle of fruity goodness, with complexity to spare. Fresh and lively, it shines in clean, focused flavors of wild strawberry, melon and pineapple, retaining citrus-driven acidity throughout." - Virginie Boone

90-94 points
2019 Rose of Pinot Noir 92 pts Necker
92 points, Editors' Choice

2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

"This wine continues to impress year after year. It's a stainless-steel, cold-fermented bottle of fruity goodness, with complexity to spare. Fresh and lively, it shines in clean, focused flavors of wild strawberry, melon and pineapple, retaining citrus-driven acidity throughout." - Virginie Boone

90-94 points
Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir Coaster
92 points for 3 Years in a Row

2017-2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Our Rosé of Pinot Noir has been rated 92 points by Wine Enthusiast for three years in a row!

90-94 points
Rodney Strong Rose of Pinot Noir Necker Thumbnail
92 points for 3 Years in a Row

2017-2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Our Rosé of Pinot Noir has been rated 92 points by Wine Enthusiast for three years in a row!

90-94 points
Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 90+ Points Wine Enthusiast 5 Yeast in a Row
Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon - Necker

90+ points for 5 years in a row

90-94 points
Rodney Strong - Harvest Terroir Challenge 2020
Rodney Strong Wines receive 92+ Points

Harvest Terroir Challenge 2020

2016 Sonoma County Merlot - 97 points, Double Gold, Best of Class, Best of Sonoma County AVA

2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 97 points, Double Gold Medal

2019 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc - 92 points, Gold Medal

2018 Chalk Hill Chardonnay - 92 points, Gold Medal

2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 points, Gold Medal

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Top 100 Wines

2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir

"Watermelon, wild strawberry, red raspberry, blood orange, and lime commingle in this tangy, refreshing wine. It has more complexity than many Pinot-based blush wines on the market, many of them selling for higher prices than this one." - L.M.

Top 100

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