Show 442, September 11, 2021: Justin Seidenfeld, Director of Winemaking, Rodney Strong Vineyard Estates Part Two

Justin Seidenfeld of Roden Wine Company

“What started with Rodney Strong’s (and evolved into Rodney Strong Wine Estates) vision over 60 years ago segued to an almost four-decade long career of Winemaker Emeritus Rick Sayre at Rodney Strong. Rick passed the baton in 2018 to current Director of Winemaking Justin Seidenfeld, who today leads the passionate winemaking team that creates critically acclaimed wines vintage after vintage with an eye towards the future. That future is led by innovative new products like ROWEN Wine Company, the 15-year passion project on Rodney Strong Wine Estate’s remote and rugged Cooley Ranch Vineyard.”

“Rod Strong was an acknowledged visionary who understood the potential that Sonoma County’s soil and climate held for producing world-class wines. Rodney Strong Vineyards established Sonoma County’s 13th bonded winery in 1959.”

RSWE sources grapes from 11 prime Sonoma County appellations including Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Knights Valley, Russian River Valley and Northern Sonoma.

“For over 30 years, RSWE has flourished under the leadership of the Klein Family, 4th generation California farmers. The Klein family is committed to protecting and preserving the environment in both the vineyards and at the winery through sustainable farming and winemaking.”

“The Rodney Strong Tasting Room in the Russian River Valley (Healdsburg) is open Thursdays through Mondays by appointment only for indoor tastings in their remodeled Tasting Room and outdoor tastings on the Rodney Strong Terrace and expansive Concert Green.”

Winemaker Justin Seidenfeld uncorks a bottle of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyards Alexander Valley, Sonoma County and continues with us.

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