2014 Roth Reserve Wobken Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros
The 2014 Wobken Vineyard Chardonnay showcases aromas of green apple, citrus zest and baking spices on the nose. This wine awakens your palate with lively flavors of grapefruit and lemon rounded out by a bright acidity for which the Los Carneros AVA is known. The lingering finish leaves you coming back for more with its subtle notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla.
October 6th, 2014
Aged 16 months in French, American and Hungarian oak, 30% new
2014 was an excellent vintage in the Los Carneros AVA. Overall the conditions were nearly ideal, with moderate temperatures and consistently dry, warm days allowing the grapes to achieve even ripening and full maturity. The vintage was high in quality and quantity, with harvest occurring on October 6th, 2014. This is the first vintage of Roth Chardonnay sourced from Wobken Vineyard in the Los Carneros AVA. Los Carneros is located between Sonoma and Napa counties and runs along the base of Mayacamas mountains. It’s characterized by its cool climate from the nearby Pacific Ocean making the region well-suited for cool-climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay from this AVA is known for its good acidity and balance. After harvest, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and transferred to tank where the wine was then fermented with native yeast and racked to French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. After 16 months in barrel (30% new) with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
Only 124 cases produced