2015 Roth Reserve Trenton Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Our 2015 Trenton Road Vineyard Pinot Noir hails from the Russian River Valley. With its gravelly, well-drained soil and cooling, Pacific climate, this region is ideal for growing Pinot Noir. This wine opens with a gorgeous bouquet of red cherry, raspberry and cassis. The palate follows suit with red fruits, forest floor and espresso. A pleasing acidity wraps up these flavors followed by a touch of vanilla on the lingering finish.
100% Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
September 11 – 12, 2015
Aged 17 months in French and Hungarian oak, 30% new
After harvest, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with native yeast and then racked to French and Hungarian oak barrels. After 17 months in French and Hungarian oak (30% new) with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
The Trenton Road Vineyard is situated in the center of the acclaimed Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. With 48 acres planted to vine, it is surrounded by beautiful redwood groves, sloping hillsides, and the nearby Russian River. Known for its cool, foggy climate that sweeps in from the Pacific Ocean and alluvial soils, it is an idyllic site for growing Pinot Noir. The 2015 vintage was marked by consistently moderate to warm temperatures throughout the spring and summer. Similar to prior years, it was a very mild and moderate growing season with little rain. Yields were lower than the year prior but the grapes delivered wines of complexity and elegance. We harvested the fruit in the cool morning hours of September 11 – 12, 2015.