Wine of the Day: Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Benefiting from cooling breezes off the Pacific Ocean, Sonoma’s Knights Valley has the fabulous ability to grow robust Cabernet Sauvignon fruit that also has freshness, melding fleshy tannins with great acidity. The resulting wines are those that you want to drink, like Rodney Strong Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($35). Nicely structured, with black cherry, chocolate, toasted baking spice, and a mineral-filled earthiness thanks to the rich, volcanic soils of the region.