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Rodney Strong Vineyards

Rodney Strong Vineyards The winery was founded in 1959, by Rodney Strong, one of the pioneers of the modern wine industry in California and Sonoma County. After changes in ownership and direction during the 1970's and 1980's, Rodney Strong Vineyards was acquired by Klein Family Vintners in 1989, a family-owned farming-based business, and returned to its vineyard roots.

Rodney Strong Vineyards is located 60 miles north of San Francisco in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California. Take Highway 101 North to the Healdsburg Avenue exit, then one mile southwest on Old Redwood Highway.

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11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email:
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  A True Gentleman's Port, Sonoma County
A True Gentleman's Port is named in honor of our friend, advisor, and much loved family member, Dick Klein. He loved life, his friends, his family and the camaraderie of all occasions. In the Ports of Portugal, there is a legally defined set of allowable grape varieties that reflects the long tradition of the region. Here in Sonoma County we believe that the best grapes for making Port wine are those that have great fruit flavor, a fine depth of character, and excellent color. For this release we have chosen Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. The combination of these three varietals, from five of our best vineyards, results in a wine with balanced sweetness, powerful flavors, and an unctuous texture that glides on the palate, and lingers. Because of its sweet and special nature, Port is generally considered a dessert wine. It can easily be enjoyed by itself, or with a selection of cheeses, nuts, or even dark chocolate.
  Alden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Forward dark berry flavors with accents of chocolate, earth, and bold, spicy oak give this powerful wine a lot to offer for near term enjoyment, but classic mountain fruit structure will provide the patient with plenty of reward over the next 5 to 10 years.
  Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Sonoma County
Full bodied and richly textured, this cabernet displays intense aromas and flavors of black currant, sandalwood, white pepper and cocoa, with a smooth, lingering finish. If you have access to a cool dark place, lay some bottles of this Reserve down for up to a decade and patience will reward you!
  Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander's Crown Vineyard
Blackberry, red currant and fresh earth are core flavors with the Crown, and are accented by hints of mint and herbs. 20 months in primarily French oak adds a subtle toasty spice component, and both rounds and softens this elegant, Bordeaux styled Cabernet into a graceful expression of the varietal that will entreat you to enjoy another glass. Drink this classic “collector’s” Cabernet Sauvignon over the next 4 to 8 years.
  Chalk Hill Estate Bottled Chardonnay
Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities, and during 10 months of barrel ageing, we regularly stirred the “lees” in barrel, which gives a certain fullness and creamy texture on the palate. Encouraging malolactic fermentation added additional character, and in the glass the wine is both creamy and crisp, with abundant fruit character, mineral, and toasty oak flavors. This medium to full-bodied chardonnay possesses beautiful balance and texture while displaying bright citrus, tropical and green apple flavors and delightful natural acidity. Enjoy over the next 1-3 years.
  Chardonnay Reserve Russian River Valley
Powerful aromas of spiced apple, pear and pie crust join lemon-cream and toasty oak on the palate, adding up to a compelling and thoroughly satisfying experience for true Chardonnay lovers.
  Charlotte's Home Estate Bottled Sauvignon Blanc
Light, crisp, and highly aromatic, the warmer climate Alexander Valley fruit gives the wine ripe pear and melon character, while the ocean cooled Russian River fruit offers citrus, mineral, and traditional herbaceous qualities.
  Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The Alexander Valley signature, or terroir, is evident in this delicious cabernet: bold fruit aromas and flavors centered on red plum and boysenberry, and a rich and mouthfilling texture with soft tannins, all of which we’ve framed in the finest oak barrels for 18 months. Enjoy over the next 3 – 6 years.
  Knotty Vines Estate Bottled Zinfandel
Fresh, bright berry fruit from our heritage Russian River vineyard combined with the ripe peppery jamminess from our Alexander Valley vineyards make for wonderful diversity of flavor showcasing the best that zinfandel can offer in one wine.
  Ranch 128 Syrah
Planted in 1994 and acquired by the Klein family in 2003, Ranch 128 rises up to over 450 feet, arching above route 128 in the heart of the Alexander Valley. Planted to small parcels of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, zinfandel and syrah, each parcel represents a slightly different take on the 77 rugged acres of prime vineyard, and each is harvested and fermented separately.
  Reserve Pinot Noir Jane's Vineyard Russian River Valley
The Russian River Valley is well established as one of the premier pinot noir growing regions in the world, and we have been growing pinot noir here for over thirty years. Jane's Vineyard, a more recent planting of pinot noir named in honor of Tom Klein's mother, provided an incredible opportunity to take advantage of the newest technology, nursery material and other modern viticultural advances.
  Reserve Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Soft and rich, with layers of red cherry, raspberry, cola, caramel and a hint of Asian spice, this impressive, full-bodied wine is aged in 100% French oak, which adds an elegant toasty vanilla character. Enjoy this voluptuous pinot noir now and over the next 2 to 4 years.
  Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of blackberry, cocoa, and cedar lead to a rich, layered mouthfeel, replete with black cherry, vanilla, and cassis, and structured with lush, mature tannins. Enjoy this seductive cabernet sauvignon now and over the next several years.
  Sonoma County Chardonnay
We barrel fermented about 70% of this wine, and aged that portion in barrel for 5 months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.
  Sonoma County Merlot
Plum and blueberry flavors 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. Drink this satisfying merlot over the next 2 to 4 years.
  Symmetry - Alexander Valley Red Meritage
The 2005 Symmetry greets you with a generous bouquet of blackberries, ripe dark plums, sweet spices, and a hint of chocolate. It opens boldly on the palate with layers of blackberry, cassis, smoky dark chocolate and brown spice. This mouth-filling wine is rich, silky in texture, expansive, and quite long on the finish, and manages to be at once harmonious, powerful, and elegant. Intended to be enjoyable on release, Symmetry is destined for years of further evolution in the bottle. Savor it!


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