Les Caves Roties de Pente
2010 Russian River Valley Chardonnay
California: Russian River Valley (Sonoma)
Cotes du... Russian River?
Prepare to be very impressed with today’s special Les Caves Roties de Pente 2010 Russian River Chardonnay. This delicious wine combines the incredible Chardonnay fruit of the Russian River Valley with the old world winemaking sensibilities of old world France.
This wonderful wine is light golden in color, lightweight on the glass, and light-hearted of spirit. Our tasting panel marveled at the beautiful balance, wonderful flavors and delightful aromatics. There is complexity here that most Russian River Chardonnays don’t exhibit, but don’t construe that to mean that the wine is in any way bold or displeasing. Instead, the wine possesses a subtlety of complexity.
Enjoy this fantastic wine with a wider variety of foods than many California Chardonnays would allow. Drink now - but be sure to hold a few bottles for the next year or two. This is a wine that will continue to evolve in the bottle.
Light, golden yellow with perfect concentration of color from heart to edge.
A truly elegant white wine, leading with fruity notes of pear, white peach, and lemon zest. These are followed by an underlying hint of limestone and a slight leesiness.
Light and elegant on the initial palate, the wine quickly delivers concentrated flavors of brioche, lemon zest, lime leaf, pear tart, and a young white peach.
Airy and refreshing at first, the flavors truly bloom and deeply satisfy toward the mid and end of the palate.
Enjoy this bright, food-fantastic wine with traditionally prepared crab cakes, served with a non-traditional side of Moroccan-spiced aioli.
What the Winery Says
A wonderful expression of Chardonnay. 25% New French Oak with 20% malolactic fermentation. The wine is kept on the lies for 6 months to attain a certain level of richness. Light gold in color with a complex bouquet of honeyed tropical fruit intermixed with great minerality. A restrained style of chardonnay with hints of vanilla, pears and figs.
- Steve Morvai
- Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
- Aged in 25% new French oak
About the Winery
Les Caves Roties de Pente is named after the famed Cote Rotie appellation, “The Roasted Slope”. In the far stretches of the Northern Rhone Syrah is the king and just like Syrah is to the Rhone Valley, the same can be said about the Dry Creek Valley here in California. There is one place where great wine starts, the vineyard. The Dry Creek Valley has such an amazing micro-climate and differing terriors that allow us to express the individual vineyard characteristics. The vineyards that we source from each express an individuality that allows every varietal to complement each site.
Another key element determining our vineyard selections is sustainable farming methods. Each vineyard owner guarantees that they will promote the most environmentally safe, viticulturally as well as economically sustainable farming practices. This not only benefits future generations of farmers but it ensures the enhancement of the grapes from vintage to vintage. In order to express each individual vineyard we take the minimal intervention approach. Old World in style, you will not see any over ripe fruit bombs, heavy oak aging or significant exploitation that would conceal the delicate nuances provided by each vineyard. Each wine produced by Les Caves Roties de Pente posses elegance, style, balance and structure that will create an experience for any connoisseur.