One wonders if winemaker Frank Roth was still in diapers when he thieved his first barrel, for it seems his winemaking experience goes well beyond his actual years on the planet. To be frank, he’s good.
Frank got his start in the business right out of school. After spending some early years in the winemaking trenches, he gained invaluable experience in his 10 years as Cellar Master for legendary winemaker Rob Griffin of Barnard Griffin, one of Washington State’s first accomplished winemakers.
The winemaker for Eliseo Silva and its parent label Tagaris, Frank’s goal is to “become the premiere authority for making wine using as little oak as possible so the vibrant fruit flavors of the wine are predominant.” His first Eliseo Silva efforts have proven that his art is noteworthy—his ‘05 Chardonnay and his ’07 La Rosa de Syrah recently received gold medals in the reputable Pacific Rim International Wine Competition.
“The civility and pleasure associated with wine and food represent a unique human experience,” says Roth of his love for both. "I look forward to further developing my craft for the enjoyment of our many loyal patrons.”