2019 Roth Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, brooding and layered with bold characters. On the nose, black cherry, spice, cassis, plum and black currant entice the senses. The palate delivers a rich, round mouthfeel coupled with black berries, dark chocolate and notes of black tea. Smooth tannins linger on the seemingly endless finish.
The 2019 growing season started later than usual in many California wine regions. A wet spring followed by cool temperatures allowed the grapes to mature gradually. Cool temperatures continued throughout the growing season resulting in longer hang time and lower sugar yields. Vintners are praising the full flavors, fresh acidity and superb balance of the 2019 vintage.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
Sur lie aged in French, American, and Hungarian oak for 18 months (50% new)
Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
After harvest, the wine was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where it was cold-soaked and pumped over once a day for several days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was transferred to barrel and stirred weekly until malolactic fermentation was complete. It was aged in oak prior to bottling.
Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is made from select vineyard sites within the exceptional hillsides of Alexander Valley. The region's low-vigor, volcanic soils coupled with the balance of warm days and cool nights provide intense and concentrated fruit.