Thursday, July 26, 2018
Rodney Strong Vineyards/ Rowen Red Blend/ Greg Morthole
I recently stopped by Rodney Strong Vineyards and enjoy a few wines with Greg Morthole. Today we are featuring a new wine for this fabled Sonoma County winery. The 2014 Rowen RED BLEND.CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MALBEC, SYRAH, VIOGNIER.This rich and vibrant red blend reveals good structure and firm tannins with layers of dark fruit, blackberry, cassis, baking spices and violet blossom integrated into a well-balanced finish. Greg was Raised in Sacramento, and attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned a B.S. in Natural Sciences. He entered the wine industry as a Laboratory Analyst at Vinquiry in Windsor, California, then moved to Chalk Hill Winery in 2003 to become an Enologist. Greg joined the Rodney Strong Vineyards team in 2005, when he accepted a position as Lab Director. His innate acumen for winemaking became immediately clear to his peers, and he quickly ascended to an appointment as Associate Winemaker in late 2007. In the spring of 2010, he was promoted to Winemaker, overseeing all aspects of operations and winemaking in our Artisan, “Winery Within the Winery.” With a quiet demeanor and a determined attitude, Greg’s energetic style illustrates how enjoyable he finds winemaking to be. “Making the Reserve and Single-Vineyard wines here is an honor,” he says. The 2014 ROWEN red blend is lush and elegant with aromas of dark fruit, baking spices and violet blossoms from the co-fermented Viognier. On the palate, the wine is balanced and structured with notes of blackberries, cassis, nutmeg and vanilla. Enjoy this wine now with sharp cheeses and charcuterie, braised lamb shanks or grilled filet mignon or cellar for enjoyment for years to come. Rodney Strong was one of the pioneers of Sonoma County’s modern wine industry, an acknowledged visionary who understood the potential that Sonoma County’s soil and climate held for producing world-class wines. A successful dancer before retiring and turning to his second love, winemaking, Rodney Strong established Sonoma County’s 13th bonded winery in 1959. It's time to open this special new release from Rodney Strong Vineyards.We saved you a seat,so join us as we click on the link below and listen to this great feature with Greg Morthole. Cheers! Oh and I hope you are hungry!! Click here and join us as we enjoy the wines of Rodney Strong Vineyards .