Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The wine is very dark, almost completely opaque in the center. The nose shows great concentration, with black fruit depths and red fruit highlights, along with vanilla and a herb bouquet. The concentration follows through on the palate, too, with blackberries and cassis, and raspberry highlights. Vanilla, bouquet garni, and unsweetened chocolate come through on the mid-palate. Tannins are dusty and fine. This is a good wine at a great price. Drink with a thick blue cheese burger. Recommended. 89 points. DBH

WHO: Rodney Strong
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon
WHERE: Sonoma County
HOW MUCH: $20 (media sample)