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This is a Big, Big week for all of us at Top Ten, not only because it’s the Fourth of July weekend but also because we are now open on Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm! We hope you take advantage of the change in our state laws and come in and see us as you stock up for a fun Summer holiday!

Our 4th of July winery feature is the Rodney Strong Winery, located just south of the city of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. The Sonoma winery’s story begins over 55 years ago when a celebrated American dancer named Rod Strong settled in Sonoma County to pursue a second lifelong creative passion: winemaking. Rodney Strong Vineyards was the 13th winery bonded in the newly discovered Sonoma County wine industry. A trio of winemaking paths crossed when Rick Sayre joined the team as Winemaker in 1979, and again when the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers, purchased the winery in 1989 and initiated a renewed commitment of modern artisan winemaking. Through the years, Rodney Strong Vineyards has earned the reputation for critically acclaimed Single Vineyard and Reserve wines, stand out Estate releases and best-in-class Sonoma County varietal wines. Tom Klein has been the visionary owner of Rodney Strong Vineyards for 28 years now and his commitment to the reinvestment of capital back into the business along with assembling a great team has put this Sonoma producer on a continuous track of increasing quality. Here is what we will be sampling this weekend. Stay tuned, there will be more wines to explore in the future from Rodney Strong Vineyards.

Cheers,

-Bill the Wine Guy

 


 

Rodney Strong Northern Sonoma Knotty Zinfandel
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Fresh, bright berry fruit from the heritage Russian River vineyard combined with the ripe, peppery jam, from the Alexander Valley and Dry Creek vineyards make for a wonderful diversity of flavor, showcasing the best that Zinfandel can offer. This wine offers notes of blackberry, plum, and boysenberry with a touch of red fruit jam and baking spices.
Regular Price $24.99
Rewards Price $17.96 750ml
Prices good thru July 27th, 2017

 


 

 

Rodney Strong Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
14-sonoma-county-cab-sauv-bottle-300dpi The 2014 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with dark cherry, plum, and baking spices. The delicious fruit is accompanied by crushed violet and black pepper notes. The palate has medium tannins, lingering spicy oak flavors and a lush finish. Enjoy this Cabernet now with burgers, meat lover’s pizza or grilled steak.
Regular Price $20.99
Rewards Price $12.96 750ml
Prices good thru July 27th, 2017

 


 

 

Rodney Strong Sonoma Merlot
13-sonoma-county-merlot-bottle-300dpi The Sonoma County Merlot is lush with predominate notes of blackberries, black cherry, and plum with a hint of dried herbs. This wine is silky and voluptuous with soft tannins and finishes with a touch of dried cocoa and vanilla. The luscious dark fruit flavors are enhanced by aging in small French and American oak barrels.
Regular Price $19.99
Rewards Price $12.96 750ml
Prices good thru July 27th, 2017

 


 

 

Rodney Strong Sonoma Chardonnay
14-rs-sc-chardonnay-300 The winemakers at Rodney Strong barrel fermented 60% of this wine and aged that portion in barrel for 6 months, stirring the lees every month. This method offers the wine a touch of spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. The Sonoma County Chardonnay displays aromas of baked apple, pear, and citrus along with white blossom aromas. On the palate, the baked fruit and toasty brioche lead to a creamy, well-balanced finish.
Regular Price $15.99
Rewards Price $9.96 750ml
Prices good thru July 27th, 2017

 

 

Rodney Strong Sonoma Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc
estate-sauv-blanc-charlotte-15-bottle-300dpi Fresh, bright and crisp, this Sauvignon Blanc is a wine of balance, richness and aromatic complexity. The Alexander Valley fruit provides the backbone to this Sauvignon Blanc, while the ocean cooled Russian River Valley fruit offers zesty citrus notes of grapefruit, lime blossoms, and lemongrass. The warmer Dry Creek Valley fruit gives the wine a wonderful honeydew melon and tropical character.
Regular Price $15.99
Rewards Price $11.96 750ml
Prices good thru July 27th, 2017

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