Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Roth Estate Winery is a family-owned winery dedicated to crafting full-flavored wines grown in exemplary Sonoma County vineyards. Beginning in 2001, Roth committed to producing classic Bordeaux varietals in Alexander Valley. A decade later the winery expanded its winemaking to include cool-climate varietals from the Sonoma Coast.
Nestled in the northern reaches of the Russian River Valley, Roth’s home vineyard is comprised of gently rolling hills. The low-vigor, volcanic-based soil shapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines of intensity, depth, and concentration. Nearby lowland sites adjacent to the Russian River provide zesty, citrus flavors and rich, elegant textures for Sauvignon Blanc. Heading west to the heart of the Petaluma Gap, cool-climate Sonoma Coast sites produce rich, ripe Chardonnay and elegant Pinot Noir with vibrant acidity.
Bold, full-bodied and rich. Dark in color, it displays mighty aromas of intense dark fruit, cassis and cocoa powder. The palate displays exceptional balance with rich and layered flavors of black cherry, plum, mocha, toasted and a subtle minerality.
A narrow, warm and diverse appellation, Alexander Valley is located at the northern end of Sonoma County. Hot midday temperatures give way to maritime conditions in the evenings and mornings when just enough fog makes its way up Russian River Valley into Alexander Valley. This balance of warm and cool benefits the Bordeaux varieties for which Alexander Valley is best known.
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.