2015 Roth Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
91 Points - Wine Spectator
Gold Medal Winner - 2018 Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival
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 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color with complex aromas of black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate. Rich and smooth on the palate, this Cabernet displays layered flavors of cherry, baking spices, black pepper, and sweet oak with a hint of chocolate. Supple tannins in this full-bodied Cabernet are beautifully accented by a balanced acidity that sets the stage for the bold, lengthy finish.
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah
Sur lie aged in French, American, and Hungarian oak for 16 months (30% new)
2015 was warm and dry in the Alexander Valley. Yields were down slightly, but the fruit was high quality and concentrated. The grapes were harvested October 10th to October 14th, 2015 at optimum maturity. Then it 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 16 months prior to bottling.
Roth Estate is committed to crafting full-flavored wines grown on the best Sonoma County vineyard sites. Beginning in 2001, Roth started producing Cabernet Sauvignon blends from hillside locations in the famed Alexander Valley. A decade later the winery expanded to include Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot and also ventured west toward the Sonoma Coast for cool climate sites for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A state-of-the-art winemaking facility, tasting room and caves are located in Healdsburg.