2015 Roth Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
White peach, honeydew melon and vanilla aromas give a glimpse into the juicy and luscious palate. This 2015 Chardonnay boasts a bright mouthfeel and flavors of crisp apple, pear, and cantaloupe that are balanced by elegant oak and vanilla accents. The Sonoma Coast origins are further highlighted with its minerality and bright acidity on the finish.
September 15th – September 17th, 2015 at optimum ripeness
Aged sur lie in French, American and Hungarian oak for 8 months
2015 made for an excellent vintage in the Sonoma Coast! An early start to the growing season was followed by warm temperatures. Consistently sunny days throughout the spring and summer resulted in even ripening of the fruit. The grapes from this vintage were prime quality with a nice acidity. The fruit was harvested from September 15th – September 17th, 2015 at optimum ripeness. Great wine begins with great fruit and the relationship between terroir, rootstock, clone and vineyard methods is at the heart of it. For the 2015 vintage, we selected pristine vineyards from the coolest parts of the Sonoma Coast to showcase the very best that the region has to offer. The wine was barrel fermented and aged sur lie in French, Hungarian and American oak for 8 months, 25% of which were new.
Our mission at Roth Estate winery is to work with the best vineyards to produce complex, superior quality wines that express true varietal character. Our Chardonnay is a regional blend of Sonoma Coast fruit from vineyards defined by their coastal influence throughout the lengthy region. These cool conditions are caused by the fog and wind that breeze through the Petaluma Gap and lengthen the region’s growing season. The cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean is ideal for bright, vibrant, full-flavored Chardonnay.