This wine exhibits lovely aromas and flavors of black fruit, earth, and hints of dried herbs.
Food Pairings – Enjoy this soft, rich, elegant Merlot over the next two to four years with charcuterie, grilled pork ribs, and burgers.
*Certified Sustainable Winery
About Rodney Strong
We’ve been growing Merlot since the early 1970s, when Rod Strong first planted it in the heart of Alexander Valley. Today we continue to farm Merlot in three vineyards in Alexander Valley, where it grows into grapes that display the deep dark fruit flavors and mature tannins that make wines from this growing region so sought after.
Our story begins over 60 years ago, when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines