Rodney Strong Brothers Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley|
Wine SpectatorThe gripping tannins are evident early on, wrapped around a rich mix of red and black fruits, gaining depth and a range of flavors, with melted black licorice folding in. Ends with cedar-graphite tannins. Needs time. Best from 2014 through 2025.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine is 100% Cabernet, sourced from one of the winery's vineyards in a warm part of Alexander Valley. It's quite ripe, with flavors of cherry pie, red plum, currants, tobacco, cola and new French oak. The tannins are lush and soft, but the wine will develop for many years. Drink now-2020, at least.
Wine AdvocateRodney Strong's 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers Ridge is round, juicy, open and approachable. A soft, fruit-driven wine, the 2010 flows across the palate with raspberry jam, cloves, rose petals and licorice. The 2010 isn't the last word on complexity, but it is quite pretty today and should continue to drink nicely for at least a handful of years, while the fruit remains vibrant. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.