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2017 Roth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

2017 Roth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

91 Points - Wine Advocate
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SKU: 040121

Exhibits the style and essence of this distinct region- rich, dark berry flavors, supple tannin, and complexity. Aromas of blackberry pie, wet stone, and dried fruit. Velvety tannin and an exceptional structure support notes of dark berries, with spearmint and graphite.

Ratings

91 Points - Wine Advocate. “Medium to deep ruby, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve has pure aromas of cherry preserves, pencil shavings, dried thyme, rose petals and cast iron. The palate is medium-bodied and classy with a soft, grainy frame, great freshness and a long finish. Nicely done! 378 cases produced.”; 92 Points - San Francisco International Wiine Competition
Awards
Gold Medal Winner, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Winemaker Notes

Our 2017 Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits the style and essence of this distinct region- rich, dark berry flavors, supple tannin, and complexity. Inky-purple in color, it displays aromas of blackberry pie, wet stone, and dried fruit. Velvety tannin and an exceptional structure support prominent notes of dark berries, with spearmint and graphite. Enjoy now or cellar for the next few years and indulge in the matured profile of an already superb wine.

Composition

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.82
Aging
Aged 20 months in French and American oak, 65% new
Bottling Date
July 2019
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Advocate
91

Production Notes

After a three-day cold soak, we crushed and fermented the grapes in stainless steel tanks. After pressing, each lot was blended or lightly egg-white fined to remove green tannins. A small portion of Syrah was added for balance and aromatics. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was transferred to barrel and stirred weekly until malolactic fermentation was complete. After 20 months of aging in 65% new French and American oak, the wine was then bottled in July 2019.

Vineyard Notes

In 2017, ample winter rainfall provided much needed relief in the Alexander Valley. Consistently sunny days throughout the spring and summer with heat spikes in September resulted in an early harvest. With harvest finishing in early fall, we were unaffected by the October wildfires and the fruit came in with exceptional quality.