Rodney Strong Vineyards, Alexander Valley (Sonoma County, California) “Symmetry” Meritage 2016

($55):  Symmetry, according to Rodney Strong’s website, means balance.  And I must admit, this wine is aptly named.  It’s a suave complex Cabernet Sauvignon-dominant (70%) blend of five Bordeaux varieties.  Roughly equal amounts of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot fill out the blend.  Juicy and succulent, it delivers a lovely mixture of savory and dark fruit flavors.  Polished tannins make it not only approachable, but drinkable now.  This bold and balanced wine would go well with a pan-sautéed steak.
92 Michael Apstein Jan 19, 2021