2018 Roth Reserve Malbec, Sonoma County
Our inaugural release 2018 reserve Malbec opens with robust aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and toasted spice. Structured and dense on the palate with flavors of juicy black cherry, black tea, leather and cigar box. Bold tannins linger on the finish with additional notes of cedar and toast. Enjoy now or cellar for several years for additional complexity.
22 months in French oak, 70% new
After a five-day cold soak, we crushed and fermented the grapes in stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was pressed off the skins then transferred to barrels and stirred twice monthly until the secondary malolactic fermentation was complete. After 22 months of aging in 80% new French and American oak, the wine was filtered and bottled in December 2020.