Rodney Strong Sonoma County Merlot 2017
Plum and blueberry flavors with a touch of dried herb predominate in this soft, rich, mouth filling Merlot, and are enhanced by aging in small oak barrels for a toasty, spicy vanilla character, and a lingering berry-cream finish.
At Rodney Strong Vineyards they've been growing merlot since the early 1970s, when they first planted it in Geyserville, the heart of the Alexander Valley. Today they farm over 100 acres in the Alexander Valley and the northern portion of the Russian River Valley. Together, these areas display the bright, red fruit character of the Russian River Valley with the deep dark fruit flavors and mature tannins of the warmer Alexander Valley.