2013 Roth Pinot Noir

2013 Roth Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County

$17.99
Retail Price
$28.00
Savings
36%



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VARIETAL: Pinot Noir

ALCOHOL: 13.70%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

93 Insider Points

Reviews:

The 2013 Pinot from Roth is really kicking at the moment, the fruit is juicy and lively and the acidity is young and fresh.  There’s nuance here as well, with black tea, brambleberry, cola and a wonderful mix of fresh raspberry, strawberry and bing cherry.  The wine has perfect weight on the palate and a nice balance of fruit and acidity, drinking way above its price point.  True and fresh Sonoma Coast quality at a great price.  Enjoy now through 2020. - DZ Apr 2016

Why We're Drinking It:

From an amazing vintage in the Sonoma Coast (95 Wine Enthusiast points) in which everything went right, and from a winemaking team headed by established oenologist Leslie Mead Renaud, this is a vibrant, violet-hued Pinot that is bold and bright without sacrificing complexity or varietal character.

A sampling of the Sonoma Coast’s best sites were brought together for this 2013 Pinot with grape sourcing and wine-making practices bent on producing a Pinot with breed and a balanced, old-world profile more in style with French Burgundy than the all-too-often overblown, over-ripe behemoths from California’s warmer zones. The fruit for this wine faced tough conditions including daily temperature drops, dense fog and downright frigid ocean breezes. Not fun for grape growers, but this just happens to be the perfect backdrop for elegant Pinot Noir.

The final blend included 5% Syrah and an unusual 1% Zinfandel, two hefty varieties that add weight and texture to the more feminine character of Pinot. The wine was aged on its lees in 100% French oak for 11 months before bottling, and is drinking effortlessly now.


Reasons why we love it:

The 2013 vintage will go down as one of the finest in the Sonoma Coast, with an early bud break in the vineyards followed by a summer of consistently warm (though foggy) days without damaging heat spikes. After the cooler than average vintages of 2011 and 2012, this year offered more classic-for- the-zone temperatures, which resulted in broader, riper Pinots that nonetheless maintain this AVA’s documented balance and acidity.

From gravel-rich soils and a cool, fog-enshrouded climate, this Pinot is an acid-driven, food-centric wine. Red Burgundy fans might be surprised to learn this is not in fact a red Chassagne or Santenay!

Recent superstar winemakers at Roth include Screaming Eagle alum Jesse Katz (lauded by Wine & Spirits and Wine Enthusiast) and consultant David Ramey (Rudd and Dominus).

Previous vintages of this same bottle have earned 90+ scores from a host of wine critics. As yet unrated by the pundits, the 2013 is sure to be another hit from Roth. Of course by then the wine will have long sold out!

Tasting Notes:

On the nose, notes of clove, spices, dark berries and plum skin are showcased for a vibrant opening to this beauty. Bright and bold flavors of dark cherry, raspberry, violet, and spices are balanced by hints of sweet vanilla and oak. This wine is deep, powerful, and complex - a perfect example of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

The Story to Know:

Roth Estate 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 southern reaches of Alexander Valley, Roth’s home vineyard is comprised of gentle 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. Under the dedicated direction of winemaker Jesse Katz and renowned consultant David Ramey, Roth wines are crafted to produce the most authentic expressions of the vineyard sites where the grapes are grown.

The grapes are harvested block-by-block to allow full-flavored and well-balanced development. The red wines are cold soaked in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks and then gently brought to room temperature to encourage flavor and color extraction This traditional technique further enhances the wines’ unique expression of site.

Extended maceration following fermentation encourages greater extraction of flavors and structural development. Once maceration is complete, the wines are aged in seasoned French oak barrels. To develop balance and complexity, an array of coopers is used. Prior to bottling, the wines are gently clarified, followed by gentle filtration to maintain authenticity, expression and character.

Perfect Pairings:

Try this with salmon or tuna or most any protein seasoned with Asian-inspired spice.

From an amazing vintage in the Sonoma Coast (95 Wine Enthusiast points) in which everything went right, and from a winemaking team headed by established oenologist Leslie Mead Renaud, this is a vibrant, violet-hued Pinot that is bold and bright without sacrificing complexity or varietal character.

A sampling of the Sonoma Coast’s best sites were brought together for this 2013 Pinot with grape sourcing and wine-making practices bent on producing a Pinot with breed and a balanced, old-world profile more in style with French Burgundy than the all-too-often overblown, over-ripe behemoths from California’s warmer zones. The fruit for this wine faced tough conditions including daily temperature drops, dense fog and downright frigid ocean breezes. Not fun for grape growers, but this just happens to be the perfect backdrop for elegant Pinot Noir.

The final blend included 5% Syrah and an unusual 1% Zinfandel, two hefty varieties that add weight and texture to the more feminine character of Pinot. The wine was aged on its lees in 100% French oak for 11 months before bottling, and is drinking effortlessly now.


Reasons why we love it:

The 2013 vintage will go down as one of the finest in the Sonoma Coast, with an early bud break in the vineyards followed by a summer of consistently warm (though foggy) days without damaging heat spikes. After the cooler than average vintages of 2011 and 2012, this year offered more classic-for- the-zone temperatures, which resulted in broader, riper Pinots that nonetheless maintain this AVA’s documented balance and acidity.

From gravel-rich soils and a cool, fog-enshrouded climate, this Pinot is an acid-driven, food-centric wine. Red Burgundy fans might be surprised to learn this is not in fact a red Chassagne or Santenay!

Recent superstar winemakers at Roth include Screaming Eagle alum Jesse Katz (lauded by Wine & Spirits and Wine Enthusiast) and consultant David Ramey (Rudd and Dominus).

Previous vintages of this same bottle have earned 90+ scores from a host of wine critics. As yet unrated by the pundits, the 2013 is sure to be another hit from Roth. Of course by then the wine will have long sold out!

The 2013 Pinot from Roth is really kicking at the moment, the fruit is juicy and lively and the acidity is young and fresh.  There’s nuance here as well, with black tea, brambleberry, cola and a wonderful mix of fresh raspberry, strawberry and bing cherry.  The wine has perfect weight on the palate and a nice balance of fruit and acidity, drinking way above its price point.  True and fresh Sonoma Coast quality at a great price.  Enjoy now through 2020. - DZ Apr 2016

93 Insider Points

On the nose, notes of clove, spices, dark berries and plum skin are showcased for a vibrant opening to this beauty. Bright and bold flavors of dark cherry, raspberry, violet, and spices are balanced by hints of sweet vanilla and oak. This wine is deep, powerful, and complex - a perfect example of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

Roth Estate 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 southern reaches of Alexander Valley, Roth’s home vineyard is comprised of gentle 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. Under the dedicated direction of winemaker Jesse Katz and renowned consultant David Ramey, Roth wines are crafted to produce the most authentic expressions of the vineyard sites where the grapes are grown.

The grapes are harvested block-by-block to allow full-flavored and well-balanced development. The red wines are cold soaked in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks and then gently brought to room temperature to encourage flavor and color extraction This traditional technique further enhances the wines’ unique expression of site.

Extended maceration following fermentation encourages greater extraction of flavors and structural development. Once maceration is complete, the wines are aged in seasoned French oak barrels. To develop balance and complexity, an array of coopers is used. Prior to bottling, the wines are gently clarified, followed by gentle filtration to maintain authenticity, expression and character.

Try this with salmon or tuna or most any protein seasoned with Asian-inspired spice.