2015 SIXTO Roza Hills Chardonnay

2015 SIXTO Roza Hills Chardonnay

Price: $55.00
A delicious mouth of tropical fruit, beeswax and a touch of brioche. Luscious and deep in an all-encompassing style. It just gives and gives. Majestic. Elegant. Awesome. - Charles

94 POINTS
From the lowest elevation site and chalky soils (1,300 feet), the 2015 Chardonnay Roza Hills offers more minerality as well as caramelized currants, brioche, and toasted bread. With terrific richness, integrated acidity, and a great finish, it will keep for 3-5 years. - WINE RATINGS JebDunnuck.com

VINEYARD
Roza Hills (100%): At an elevation of 1350 feet above sea level the vineyard is in a natural southern sloping bowl that sits on the southern slope of the Rattlesnake Hills, planted in 1977. Temperatures, which are among the most moderate in the state, provide consistent ripening. To the west, the Cascade Mountain range shields eastern Washington from the Pacific Ocean’s climactic influence while the Rattlesnake Hills diverts polar air from Canada, which can often damage grape vines. Soils, which are characterized by their fine texture, in
contrast to the sandy soils found in nearby AVA regions. Roza Hills is the largest vineyard in the AVA and has several soil profiles throughout. The majority of the vineyard is planted in a loamy silt to clay with broken basalt chunks interspersed. This soil is called the Moxee Series and consists of shallow, well drained soils that formed in loess over a limestone mantling basalt. It is slightly alkaline. These soils lie above the flood plain of the Missoula flood and are therefore older than those located at lower elevations in the valley.
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