2018 Roth Heritage Red, Sonoma County
The 2018 Heritage Red is a bold blend of varietals from some of our favorite regions throughout Sonoma County, including Alexander Valley, Sonoma Coast and Chalk Hill AVAs. This wine offers rich aromas of ripe raspberry, black cherry, and vanilla spice. The palate is well balanced with concentrated flavors of black currant, blueberry, black tea, and toasted oak. Firm tannins are rounded by a smooth and lingering finish.
25% Syrah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 8% Zinfandel, 8% Petit Verdot, 15% Merlot, 10% Petite Sirah
Aged for 18 months in French and American Oak, 50% new
The 2018 growing season began was one of the mildest and smoothest in recent memory. Mild spring weather led to good fruit set in most varietals and moderate weather throughout the year made for ideal growing conditions. There were no major heat spikes, which gave us longer hang time and even ripening on the vine. Overall, the vintage produced wines with great flavor development.