Rodney Strong Sonoma County Merlot 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Our 2019 Sonoma County Merlot is lush with notes of blackberry, fig compote and cassis. Medium bodied with soft tannins, this wine boasts toasty oak and spice on the mid-palate punctuated by a full and lively finish. These luscious dark fruit and toasty flavors are enhanced by aging in French oak barrels. Enjoy this soft and elegant Merlot with grilled pork chops and cherry reduc- tion, lavender crusted lamb shanks or creamy polenta with a short rib ragu.
This hearty, robust wine blends black cherries, black olives and herbal accents on a rather firm frame of moderate tannins and a full body. It is dry, savory in expression and should drink best from 2025.