2007 Rockaway Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
|Rockaway is a lovely wine from Rodney Strong. This bottle marks the end of our month long series reviewing some of the higher end Costco wines, and it’s a nice note to go out on. I usually prefer my $70-$100 Cabs to come from Napa when I have a choice, but this bottle turned a corner for me. It’s delicious, marked by an awesome finish and reaffirms the strength and boldness of Alexander Valley Cabs.|
The wine starts pleasant on the nose, lots of pepper and spice; delicate in the mouth with a flavor punch that starts soft and then hits pretty big (like bass fishing, first thing that came to mind because I’ve been fishing a lot lately); definitely a good spice, nutmeg component on the palate with dark fruit, some plum. But what’s special about this wine is the finish. I love it. Big, deep, lasting, just won’t go away. Really a lot of fun.
This one opened my eyes to what Sonoma offers above $50. This bottle was $64.99 at my Costco and worth every penny. Enjoy with your favorite red meat or hearty dish.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 93 Points