Story of the wine:
This is a Californian Pinot Noir from vineyards in the heart of the Petaluma Gap on the Sonoma Coast, in the Russian River valley, which is subject to cooler Pacific fogs and breezes making it an ideal area for this variety, indeed it is the coolest Ava in California. The Roth Estate, a family owned winery, was founded in 2001 and originally centred in the Alexander Valley, although now they have extended out to the cooler Sonoma coast, particularly the Petalume Gap.
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Area: Trenton Rd Vineyard west of Windsor in the Russian River Valley and Champlin Creek Carneros
Yield: 46 hl/ha
Av. age of vines: 14 years old
Harvest: Manual harvest in September and October
Vinification: The wine is crushed and fermented in small batches for 7-10 days at 310C. There is a 4 day maceration and a full malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: The wine is aged in the separate small batches for 12-16 months in French barriques. It is then bottled and released.
Pack size: 12 x 75cl
Dish for this wine recommended by the producer: Andouille Strata – a bread and andouille layered bake
Descriptions for Wine List
1) It has a fragrant nose of violets and cherries. A firm ripe palate with raspberry and vanilla tones. A good length on the finish.
2) From the cooler parts of California, north of San Francisco, and close to the cooling influence of the Pacific – ideal conditions for Pinot Noir. It has a fragrant nose of violets and cherries. A firm ripe palate with raspberry and vanilla tones. A good length on the finish.
Country: USA Region: Healdsburg - Sonoma County Grape: 100% Pinot Noir Product code: 7821 Pack size: 12x75cl
Roth Estate is committed to crafting full-flavored wines grown in 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 from its home Alexander Valley AVA and also ventured west toward the Sonoma Coast for cool climate sites for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.