Thursday, June 9, 2022
Rodney Strong Vineyards/ Valette Healdsburg/ Sonoma County Red Wines
We have enjoyed many courses at Valette Healdsburg,and we are not done yet! harry Bryan has joined us and we have opened the Big red wines . We also have an extra feature on the single vineyard wines from Rodney Strong Vineyards. We will look into the tasting notes on these wines and then enjoy another course or three.... First we have opened the Reserve Malbec and Reserve Cabernet. Our Reserve wines are the result of a careful blend of individual lots from meticulously farmed sections of some of the very best vineyards in Sonoma County. Created in our small lot Artisan Cellar, Winemaker Justin Seidenfeld employs techniques such as cluster pre-sorting and extended maceration. With small tanks and equipment sized for the most discriminating vineyard selection process, our cellar is state-of-the-art and represents the Klein family commitment to producing the finest wines possible. The 2018 Alexander's Crown exhibits ripe flavors of black currant, blackberries and violets. The wine is voluptuous, has a rich mouthfeel, soft tannins and a long lingering finish with notes of dried herbs and a touch of mocha. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for enjoyment in 8 to 10 years. The 2018 Rockaway has wonderful concentrated flavors of dark plum and red currant with notes of tobacco and leather. The earthy minerality of the wine is balanced out by notes of baking spices with a rich, complex structure and a long lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for enjoyment in 8 to 10 years. The 2018 Brothers is a deeply rich wine with complex flavors of dark berries and cassis. The wine is bursting with blackberry, plum and wonderful chocolate and mocha notes followed by a round and seductive mid-palate and a long lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now or cellar it for enjoyment in 8 to 10 years. These wines are amazing and there are a few vintages of each available. The Alexander Valley AVA is 22 miles long, ranging in elevation from 150 to 1500 feet above sea level, and is home to our three single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Our winegrowers have found the very best grapes grow on higher elevated western slopes, or as they say, the "sweet spots". Spread throughout our three vineyards, we’ve determined the best blocks are typically located just below the ridge tops with a western facing aspect to capture the full warmth and light of the afternoon sun. Valette Healdsburg has become a second home to me,and I look forward to enjoying many more features with Harry Bryan! Please click on each link at the bottom of this feature,and join us as we always save you a seat.!! Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy great food and wine . Click here and join us as we enjoy great food and wine .