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2014 Roth Rancho Santa Rosa Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

2014 Roth Rancho Santa Rosa Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

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$40.00
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SKU: 040063

Voluptuous aromas of citrus blossom and bright fruit. Its fruit-forward flavors of pear, apple, lime and apricot mingle delightfully with wet stone and chalk. Rich and bright flavors balanced by bold minerality and lively acidity.

Winemaker Notes
Our 2014 Rancho Santa Rosa Chardonnay displays voluptuous aromas of citrus blossom and bright fruit as this wine opens in the glass. On the palate, its fruit-forward flavors of pear, apple, lime and apricot mingle delightfully with wet stone and chalk. The rich and bright flavors are balanced by a bold minerality and lively acidity which highlight the lingering finish.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
August 23rd - October 16th, 2014.
Acid
7.6 g/L
pH
3.25
Aging
Aged 15 months in French and American oak, 40% new
Alcohol %
14.3
Production Notes
2014 was an abundant vintage in the Sta. Rita Hills. A warm spring led to an earlier than normal bud break. Ideal conditions from bloom to set led to yields high in quantity and quality. The grape clusters in this vintage had a larger than average berry size that achieved optimal ripeness within a shortened time frame. The grapes for this vintage were harvested from August 23rd - October 16th, 2014. After harvest, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and transferred to tank for fermentation with native yeast. The wine was then racked to French and American oak barrels. After 15 months in barrel (40% new) with regular lees stirring, the wine was bottled.
Vineyard Notes
The Sta. Rita Hills AVA is located in Santa Barbara County and is characterized by its cool climate, influenced by the fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean, and its marine-based soils. This makes the region well-suited for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard lies within this premier AVA and features hilly vineyards that climb from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level.

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