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Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 750ml
SKU: 13279

Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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750ml
$84.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
Brand Rodney Strong
Alcohol/vol 15.5%
The 2010 vintage started with a cool and fairly wet spring that remained frost free at the Crown. The late rains threatened to generate a large canopy, but the Crown soils drain well and the healthy canopy stayed balanced. The cool spring evolved into an exceptionally cool summer, punctuated by a three day heat spike in August which scorched many vineyards, but not the Crown thanks to its ideal row orientation which protects its fruit at the hottest part of the day. September started out warm and ended the same way, giving us the ripeness we were waiting for. We harvested Block 1 from the top of the Crown vineyard in two passes, the south side on October 17th and the west side on October 22nd, thereby ensuring ideal ripeness and maximum flavor.
Wine Enthusiast
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This Cabernet is immediately succulent, with smooth tannins, gorgeous layers of oak, and intricate flavors of blackberries, black cherries, plums and mocha. The alcohol is high, giving this 100% Cabernet some heat, but it should pair well with char-broiled steak.

February 1, 2014
Wine Spectator
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Dense and well-built, offering a tight mix of dried dark berry, smoke, charcoal and graphite notes, with dried herbs. The firm structure bodes well for aging, and the tannins give the flavors traction. Best from 2014 through 2024. 1,644 cases made.

2013