Wine Down Wednesday – August 1st

Elevate your week with our first Wine Down Wednesday at End of Elm, where we’ll curate one exceptional, high-end wine and offer it at the same price as you would pay in the store. Our first selected feature will be Rodney Strong Single Vineyard Rockaway Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. 

WINEMAKING NOTES

The 2014 Rockaway has wonderful concentrated flavors of black cherry, red currant and plum with a hint of sage and leather. The earthy minerality of the wine is balanced out by notes of baking spices with a rich, complex structure and a long lingering finish. Enjoy this now at End of Elm.

THE VINEYARDS

Established in 1994, Rockaway is planted mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but includes all five of the classic Bordeaux varieties. Rising up to an elevation of 750 feet, the land generally slopes northeast and southwest, with soils comprised of gravelly clay subsoil over fractured sandstone. This well-drained, low pH earth tends to encourage the production of small-berried clusters, ideal for making a bold, concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon with juicy red and black fruit character, and an elegantly round and seductive mid-palate.