Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Wine EnthusiastWith 7% Malbec, this hearty red is tightly wound in youthful tannins and a smoky cloud of complex flavor. Leathery and earthy, it traffics in plum, blackberry and chocolate, intertwining the rich ripe fruit into a harmonious whole that pleases the palate.
Wine SpectatorStarts out sleek and builds tannic muscle, with a core of red and dark berry, spice and oak notes, ending clean and easy. Drink now through 2026. 10,200 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley displays a deep garnet color and nose of black plums, black currants and mulberries with hints of bay leaves and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, taut and with youthful black fruit on offer in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins that pave the long, herb-laced finish.