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2012 Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 7954014 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
4 $55
Item Sold Amount Date
I7972342 1 $55 Oct 10, 2021
I7961754 2 $55 Sep 26, 2021
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RATINGS

93Vinous / IWC

Herbs, rose petal, pomegranate, lavender and raspberry jam hit the palate as this full-throttle, dramatic Cabernet shows off its distinctive savory personality.

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

Lots of jammy crème de cassis, licorice, charcoal and toasty notes are present in this full-bodied, exuberant, boisterous Cabernet Sauvignon that hits the palate with a thunderous display of glycerin, fruit extract and sweet tannin.

PRODUCER

Rodney Strong

Rodney Strong, in Healdsburg, is named for its founder, who was a classically-trained professional dancer before retiring in 1959 to make wine. Originally from Washington state, Strong and his wife moved to northern California and bought and blended bulk wines to sell under their own label. In 1962 Strong purchased 159 acres in Sonoma County, and within a decade had acquired additional vineyards in the Russian River Valley. In 1989 the estate was purchased by the Klein family and is today still owned and managed by Tom Klein. The estate has grown to more than 500 acres in the Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast. It is known for single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and its reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.