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2016 Rowen Red Blend
Best of Class

2016 Rowen Red Blend

Cooley Ranch is a unique, remote, and wild vineyard that stands apart from other sites of Sonoma County. Its origins are a true testament to the unyielding spirit of The West. Inspired by this exceptional land, the painting by artist Robert Roth, commissioned exclusively for ROWEN, graces the label of this signature wine.

Best of Show/Class
2016 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
90 point, Editors' Choice

"Brawny blackberry, dark cherry and raspberry make for an inviting entry into this impressively likeable wine. It is smooth, rounded and rich in feel. Touches of vanilla and baking spice season the whole, building to a velvety finish." - V.B.

90-94 points
2018 Upshot White
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 2018 Knotty Vines Pinot Noir
90 points

2018 Knotty Vines Pinot Noir

90-94 points
2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points, Gold Medal

2017 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

90-94 points
2016 Sonoma County Merlot
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
2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 97 points, Platinum Medal - Decanter Magazine, September 2019 - Old Label
97 points, Platinum Medal

2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

“Wonderfully refined, sumptuous and complex. Notes of dense ripe red fruits, generous blackcurrants and warm spice with cedar wood, tobacco, dark plum and chocolate. Powerful and rich yet with real elegance and finesse.”

95+ points
2017 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc Wine Enthusiast Shelf Talker
89 Points

2017 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc

"Flinty with an aroma of matchstick, this wine is ultimately fresh and fruity in honeydew melon and peach, with an ebullience on the palate. Lightweight, it add highlights of grapefruit and lemon on the finish."

88-89 points
Rodney Strong 2015 Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
91 points, Best Buy

2015 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Featured in Year's Best U.S. Cabernet & Blends

90-94 points
Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points

2015 Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon

“Bright in acidity and offering firm tannic structure, this lush wine is gracefully lengthy and powerful in weight. Red fruit, anise, fennel and sage provide a richness of flavor across the palate, with a depth of chocolate and blackberry jam that lingers on the finish.” - V.B.

90-94 points
Single Vineyards - Celebrating an Outstanding Rodney Strong 90pts Sell Sheet PDF Thumbnail
Single Vineyards Celebrate An Outstanding History of 90+ Point Scores

Ten years of excellent 90+ point scores for our Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wines

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2018 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc Shelf Talker
90 points

2018 Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc

“This crisp white is steely and bright in acidity. A core of pear, fig and mint shows a creaminess on the midpalate that remains balanced and fruit forward through the finish.” - V.B.

90-94 points
2014 Symmetry Meritage, Alexander Valley Shelf Talker
90 points

2014 Symmetry Meritage, Alexander Valley

"Medium to medium-dark ruby; cedary, dark currant and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of dried herbs, mocha, and black olive... initially forward and rich with plummy, dark berry fruit flavors and hints of baking spices... medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows some elegance and is drinkable now, though also worthy of a few more years of bottle aging."

90-94 points
2015 Rowen Red Wine Blend
95 points, Best Wines of 2019

2015 Rowen Red Wine Blend

"The 2015 ROWEN Red Blend is a lush and elegant Sonoma County wine consisting of wonderful high-elevation mountain fruit. The wine has aromas of black raspberries, cocoa and black pepper from the co-fermented Viognier. On the palate, the wine is balanced and structured from the Cabernet Sauvignon, with notes of blackberries, cassis, nutmeg and vanilla. Co-fermenting the Syrah with the Viognier is a classic Northern Rhone technique that adds an exotic floral element to the finished wine, as well as a rounder mouthfeel."

95+ points
Rodney Strong 2016 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay
2016 Chalk Hill Chardonnay - 90 points - Wine Spectator, December 2019

2016 Chalk Hill Chardonnay

“This is juicy and lusciously fruity, featuring roasted tropical fruit, apple pastry and pear tart flavors, with buttery and spicy accents on the vibrant finish.” - K.M.

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Top 100 Wines of 2019

2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Top 100
2015 Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon
93 points

2015 Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon

Featured in Year's Best U.S. Cabernets & Blends

90-94 points
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High Praise for Upshot Wines

2017 Upshot Red
- 90 points, Gold Medal, Orange County Harvest Fair
- 93 points, California State Fair
- 89 points, Wine Spectator
- Gold Medal, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

2018 Upshot White
- 90 points, Wine Enthusiast
- 95 points, Gold Medal, California State Fair
- 91 points, Gold Medal, Critics Challenge
- 94 points, Best White Blend, Sommelier Challenge

90-94 points
2015 Symmetry Meritage Red Wine
90 points

2015 Symmetry Meritage Red Wine

"This is a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 10% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. Thick and viscous, it shows a wealth of full-bodied oak, tannin and tobacco flavors in tune with brambly black cherry and currant. Lifted acidity on the finish keeps it fresh in feel." -V.B.

90-94 points
Rodney Strong 2015 Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points

2015 Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon

“This is a textured and leathery red that offers spice, earth and robustly ripe fruit. Brick, tar, raspberry and currant flavors are seasoned in dried herb and tobacco, with firm tannins lending support.” - V.B.

90-94 points

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