Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend 2006

$49.99

Roederer Estate's special tête de cuvée, L'Ermitage, is a sparkling wine made only in exceptional years from pre-selected, estate-grown grapes. Carrying on the tradition of Champagne Louis Roederer in France, Roederer Estate produces its sparkling wines in the traditional French methode and adds special oak-aged reserve wines to each blend. L'Ermitage debuted with the 1989 vintage and is designed to be California's version of Roederer's "Cristal." Enjoy!97 points Wine Enthusiast:  "All the benefits of maturity come through in this deliciously complex flagship sparkling wine of the French-owned estate. It shows very minute, slow-rising bubbles and a beautiful bouquet of ginger, cinnamon, cherry and fresh croissants. The flavors are layered, intricate, subtle but somehow rich. A lush and seemingly soft texture is supported by fresh acidity that encourages a long and delicate finish. Mature, but not old, it should be great through 2020 or longer."Wine & Spirits "BEST OF THE YEAR":  "Roederer Estate's Brut is reliably open and delicious, this year's cuvée bursting with concentrated apple flavor. It's clean and dry with a long delicate finish enhanced by the barrel-aged reserve wines that winemaker Arnaud Weyrich blends in. Its bold flavors and vinous texture would be great with cracked crab." 93 Points Wine Spectator: "This shows a sense of grace and balance that belies its complexity and sophistication. Delicate brioche and apple aromas lead to long and sleek flavors of spicy hazelnut, lemon and ginger that finish with an impeccably crisp mineral note. Drink now through 2016."

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Ratings on Delectable

Severn Goodwin Delectable Pro

Nose has oxidized red apple, warm ginger, butter croissant, light apple cider notes and toasted hazelnut. Palate has buttered lemon mousse, green apple peel, pear flesh, dried ginger, crushed granite and faint carmel, warmed. A very nice bottle, but not the same level as our last, a stunning 2005.

Nose has oxidized red apple, warm ginger, butter croissant, light apple cider notes and toasted hazelnut. Palate has buttered lemon mousse, green apple peel, pear flesh, dried ginger, crushed granite and faint carmel, warmed. A very nice bottle, but not the same level as our last, a stunning 2005.

9.2

Sean Trapani Delectable Pro

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

Buttload of buttered toast, pecan, marzipan, and some overwhelmed golden pear. Delicious in small doses.

Buttload of buttered toast, pecan, marzipan, and some overwhelmed golden pear. Delicious in small doses.

8.9

Sean Trapani Delectable Pro

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

Pear and green apple on the nose, almond butter, and caramel glazed toast on the palate. Beautiful.

Pear and green apple on the nose, almond butter, and caramel glazed toast on the palate. Beautiful.

9.5

Bertus van Zyl Delectable Pro

Assistant Winemaker Regusci Winery

Delicious!

Delicious!

9.3

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate sparkling wines reflect the cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley, home to their family-owned estate's 600 acres of vineyards. Tiny bubbles, nice mousse with toasty fruit aromas for this blend of 52% Chardonnay & 48% Pinot Noir. Flavors of apple and nutty pear, biscuit notes, creamy, great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with spicy mineral notes. Smooth and crisp!

Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate sparkling wines reflect the cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley, home to their family-owned estate's 600 acres of vineyards. Tiny bubbles, nice mousse with toasty fruit aromas for this blend of 52% Chardonnay & 48% Pinot Noir. Flavors of apple and nutty pear, biscuit notes, creamy, great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with spicy mineral notes. Smooth and crisp!

9.0

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

Consistently solid bubbly

Consistently solid bubbly

9.1

Vincent Seufert Delectable Pro

Great bottle of champagne, bright fruit, not to high acidity with lovely minerality.

Great bottle of champagne, bright fruit, not to high acidity with lovely minerality.

9.2

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

Excellent bready and baked apple champagne - ridiculous QPR wine at 36$ / want more !

Excellent bready and baked apple champagne - ridiculous QPR wine at 36$ / want more !

9.4

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

Wonderful champagne - ginger and brioche - more oxidative than I imagined

Wonderful champagne - ginger and brioche - more oxidative than I imagined

9.3

Oniqueh Giles Delectable Pro

Bright crisp fruit, absolutely delicious!

Bright crisp fruit, absolutely delicious!

9.3

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