VOLUME 9, ISSUE 50
November 21, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Bouchaine Vineyards: A Winery Steeped in Carneros History On the Pinot Trail: Tasting at Bouchaine Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir Heart & Hands Wine Company Sips of Recently Tasted California Chardonnays Pinot Briefs Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Roth Estate Winery
A family owned winery launched with the 2000 vintage specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley AVA. The wines are produced and aged at the parent winery, Lancaster Estate. An Estate Pinot Noir is produced from the Sonoma Coast.
The winemaker is Jesse Katz and consulting winemaker is David Ramey.
The 2010 Roth Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir won The Pinot Cup, Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot, March 2013.
The wines are sold through the website. A tasting room opened in June 2014 at the winery on Chalk Hill Road in Healdsburg.
Articles About Roth Estate Winery
2011 Roth Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
13.7% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.78, $28. A blend of Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley fruit. Aged sur lie 11 months in 100% French oak barrels. · Very light yellow and clear in the glass. Inviting array of tropical aromas including pineapple with hints of white peach and oak vanillin. Very enjoyable flavors of baked apple, grilled pineapple, lemon, lychee and slight burnt caramel finishing smoothly on a lemon drop note. Beautifully composed, throughly dry and refreshing. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »
2010 Roth Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.4% alc., pH 3.57, TA 0.632, $28. Winner of the 2013 Pigs & Pinot Pinot Cup. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Enjoyable aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and spice cabinet. Light in weight with gentle flavors of dark cherries and berries and a hint of citrus peel on the finish. A little smoky oak plays in the background. The tannins are silky and there is some finishing presence. Smooth, with plenty of finesse, this is a pleasant but not exceptional wine. Good (+). Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »
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