Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend 2007

$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 crusty baked apple, toasted oats, fresh brioche, creamed butter, washed lemon and day old popcorn. Palate has freshly baked bread, lemon zest, juiced lemon, chopped hazelnut (roasted), faint vanilla, (minor) dried blackcurrant with light saline minerality on the medium finish. A good bottle, but consistent with all our prior 2007's, slightly underwhelming in comparison to shoulder vintages. Plenty of life in this to easily see a 20th birthday. ~$38

Nose has crusty baked apple, toasted oats, fresh brioche, creamed butter, washed lemon and day old popcorn. Palate has freshly baked bread, lemon zest, juiced lemon, chopped hazelnut (roasted), faint vanilla, (minor) dried blackcurrant with light saline minerality on the medium finish. A good bottle, but consistent with all our prior 2007's, slightly underwhelming in comparison to shoulder vintages. Plenty of life in this to easily see a 20th birthday. ~$38

9.2

Shay A Delectable Pro

A few of us stopped by the wine storage facility today to “celebrate” the 4th in style...wine style. American zins and American Sparklers. Happy 4th

A few of us stopped by the wine storage facility today to “celebrate” the 4th in style...wine style. American zins and American Sparklers. Happy 4th

9.3

Drew Summers Delectable Pro

Sales Northampton Wines

Best Domestic Sparkler in Recent Memory -- Almond, Apple Skin, Ginger...

Best Domestic Sparkler in Recent Memory -- Almond, Apple Skin, Ginger...

9.5

Chris McClellan Delectable Pro

Excellent cali sparkler..acidity, yeast/bread like remnants, great fruit and nice long finish..need more

Excellent cali sparkler..acidity, yeast/bread like remnants, great fruit and nice long finish..need more

9.4

Nick Davis Delectable Pro

A wringer! Easily mistaken for classic Champagne, this beauty sings

A wringer! Easily mistaken for classic Champagne, this beauty sings

9.5

Martin Redmond Delectable Pro

Pale golden color with enticing brioche, roast hazelnut, lemon peel, baked apple and ginger aromas with plenty of tiny bubbles. On the palate it's broad, very creamy and well balanced with apple, lemon and kiss of raspberry flavors. Long satisfying finish. 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir - 4% aged reserve wine, vintage 2004 and 2005 12.5% abv 2007 Vintage

Pale golden color with enticing brioche, roast hazelnut, lemon peel, baked apple and ginger aromas with plenty of tiny bubbles. On the palate it's broad, very creamy and well balanced with apple, lemon and kiss of raspberry flavors. Long satisfying finish. 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir - 4% aged reserve wine, vintage 2004 and 2005 12.5% abv 2007 Vintage

9.2

Michael Smith Delectable Pro

C'mon get happy.

C'mon get happy.

9.1

Lauren Vance Delectable Pro

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

Wow! Amazing sparkler from Roederer. Baked apple pie, bread crust, vanilla, and lots of nuttiness... roasted hazelnuts maybe? The bubbles are small and acidity is incredible, paired with a long creamy finish that lingers and lingers. Sur Lie aging...More than worth the money.

Wow! Amazing sparkler from Roederer. Baked apple pie, bread crust, vanilla, and lots of nuttiness... roasted hazelnuts maybe? The bubbles are small and acidity is incredible, paired with a long creamy finish that lingers and lingers. Sur Lie aging...More than worth the money.

9.5

Antonio Gianola Delectable Pro

Top example of domestic traditional method sparkling. Very good and recommended

Top example of domestic traditional method sparkling. Very good and recommended

9.2

Jake Hajer Delectable Pro

Rich and decadent, yet still fresh- you can taste the reserve wine and the lees. Yum!

Rich and decadent, yet still fresh- you can taste the reserve wine and the lees. Yum!

9.3

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.