2016 Roth Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Double Gold Medal Winner - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2019
Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is made from select vineyard sites within the southernmost hillsides of the Alexander Valley. This wine is a true reflection of our passion for the noble Cabernet grape. Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is bold, full-bodied and rich. Dark in color, it displays mighty aromas of black cherry, cassis, wet stone, and sweet oak. Rich and layered flavors of red currant, blackberry, dark chocolate and vanilla complement the firm tannins, gaining power as the wine moves across the palate. Structured, and powerful, this Cabernet lingers on the finish.
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah
Sur lie aged in French, American, and Hungarian oak for 17 months (30% new)
The 2016 vintage was marked by exceptional quality and concentration in the Alexander Valley. Steady rainfall in the winter helped to replenish the dryer soil from the prior years. After harvest, the wine was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where the fruit was cold-soaked and pumped over once a day for several days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was transferred to barrel and stirred weekly until malolactic fermentation was complete. It was aged in French, Hungarian and American oak (30% new) for 17 months prior to bottling.
Roth Estate is a bold expression of luxury Bordeaux varietals from Sonoma County’s best AVAs. Initially a tier of Lancaster Estate, in 2001 Roth started producing Cabernet Sauvignon blends from exceptional hillside locations in the famed Alexander Valley as a tribute to the founder’s maternal family name. Soon Roth established a cult following to warrant its own winery. Today, Roth has grown to be recognized for its history of high acclaim and strong commitment to producing bold, powerful Bordeaux wines with the truest and best expression of the land.