2016 Roth Wobken Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros
The 2016 Wobken Vineyard Chardonnay is bright and inviting. At the first pour, enticing aromas of gala apple, lemon and peach emerge. Flavors of fresh cut pineapple, candied pear and citrus dance on the palate. A bright acidity, indicative of its Los Carneros origins, mingles pleasantly with a distinct minerality on the finish.
October 3rd, 2016.
2016 was an excellent vintage in the Los Carneros AVA. Overall the conditions were nearly ideal, with moderate-warm temperatures which allowed the grapes to achieve even ripening and full maturity. The vintage was high in quality and quantity, with harvest occurring on October 3rd, 2016.
This is the second 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 aged in stainless steel tanks.