Rodney Strong Alexander's Crown Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander's Crown is a very pretty, nuanced wine. In this vintage, it is much more refined than it has been in the past, which is great to see. Bright floral notes, sweet red-toned fruit and silky tannins give the 2016 an air of classiness that is impossible to miss. If this is the direction these wines are headed in, the future at Rodney Strong is very bright.
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.
A friendly style, with plum and blackberry puree flavors, lined with cocoa and tobacco notes. The toast is a touch overt through the finish, but this will have fans for its immediacy. Drink now through 2022. 1,229 cases made.