*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Rodney Strong in order to participate in a Taste Live Event.
I hadn’t done a Twitter live tasting event in quite some time. I really enjoy tasting the same wines with my blogger friends all over the country so I was happy to have a chance to participate in this event. We tasted through 4 wines from Rodney Strong, two of which I had already very recently written about here on ye ol’ wine blog, so I won’t talk about them again now, you can read my previous reviews here and here. We did get to try the 2007 Rodney Strong Symmetry, which I hadn’t yet reviewed. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 15.1% alcohol by volume, and retails for $55. The Symmetry is a red blend, heavy on the Cabernet Sauvignon with Malbec, Merlot, Canbernet Franc, and Petite Verdot making up the remaining 15%.
This baby needs some time to breathe. Or some vigorous swirling in a decanter or a run through the Soiree, which was our solution. On the nose I found black cherry, blackberry, dusty chocolate, baking spice, cinnamon, blueberry pie, and vanilla. I thought it smelled a lot like my kitchen after baking cookies. In the mouth I got blackberry, black fruit, pepper, spice, more pie, and currants. The Symmetry has tannins and the acidity to carry it through many years in your cellar, though with a good bit of time in the glass, we very much enjoyed it right now as well.