2017 Roth Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
91 Points, Year's Best Chardonnays - Wine & Spirits
Hailing from the acclaimed Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County, our 2017 Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay is rich and expressive. with aromas of yellow apple, orange blossom and passion fruit. The palate is rich and round with apple, lemon custard, nutmeg, pear and cream from the oak influence.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this wine with steamed mussels, soft cheeses or enjoy alone.
Russian River Valley
Aged 16 months in French, Hungarian and American oak, 30% new
Wine & Spirits
Our Chardonnay hails from the acclaimed Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County. Known for its cool, foggy climate that sweeps in from the Pacific Ocean and its alluvial soils, this river valley is an idyllic site for growing Chardonnay. After harvest, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and transferred to tank where it was fermented with native yeast and then racked to French and Hungarian oak barrels. After 16 months in barrel (30% new) with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
In 2017, ample winter rainfall provided much needed relief in the Russian River Valley. The fruit was sourced from vineyards in the Chalk Hill and Russian River Valley AVAs. 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.
Only 185 cases produced