2015 Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Year: 2015
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 87
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
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"Complex aromas of creamy oak, mocha, gravel and dark berry combine for a dense, rich and concentrated effort that's firmly tannic, with a seam of elegance. Drink now through 2030. 18,635 cases made.-JL" (WS)

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is medium to deep garnet-purple in color and features notes of cassis, menthol and dark chocolate with touches of anise and fertile loam. Medium to full-bodied, it has plenty of ripe, juicy fruit with a chewy backbone and mint-laced finish. 15,000 cases produced." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Vineyard Notes:
Roth Estate is committed to crafting full-flavored wines grown on the best Sonoma County vineyard sites. Beginning in 2001, Roth started producing Cabernet Sauvignon blends from hillside locations in the famed Alexander Valley. A decade later the winery expanded to include Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot and also ventured west toward the Sonoma Coast for cool climate sites for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A state-of-the-art winemaking facility, tasting room and caves are located in Healdsburg.

Production Notes:
2015 was warm and dry in the Alexander Valley. Yields were down slightly, but the fruit was high quality and concentrated. The grapes were harvested October 10th to October 14th, 2015 at optimum maturity. Then it was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks where the fruit 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 French, Hungarian and American oak (30% new) for 16 months prior to bottling.

Winemaker Notes:
Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is made from select vineyard sites within the southernmost hillsides of the Alexander Valley. This wine is a true reflection of our passion for the noble Cabernet grape. Our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color with complex aromas of black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate. Rich and smooth on the palate, this Cabernet displays layered flavors of cherry, baking spices, black pepper, and sweet oak with a hint of chocolate. Supple tannins in this full-bodied Cabernet are beautifully accented by a balanced acidity that sets the stage for the bold, lengthy finish.

Other Notes:
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah