Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine
*Editors' Choice* A complex and complete wine with everything in place, this tastes delicious from the first whiff to the lingering finish. It has fresh-baked bread and light peach aromas and white-cherry flavors. Well balanced, it’s layered on a subtle level and harmonious. (JG)
*Good Value* While many sparkling Rosés emphasize vinosity and substance, Roederer versions have always aimed in a brighter, more buoyant direction, and this latest is no exception. It marries plenty of vigorous young, lightly cherry-like fruit with well-delineated yeast and consistently speaks clearly, but gracefully, to the Méthode Champenoise. Its fine and frothy mousse never lets up, and it is backed by cleansing acidity with just the slightest suggestion of Rosé's inherent grip. It manages to be both rich and infectiously lively at one and the same time, and it should keep famously.
Expressive and festive, backed by good structure. Aromas of strawberry and ginger bread lead to crisp, plush red apple and spice flavors. Drink now. (TF)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale orange. Orange zest and rhubarb on the spice-accented nose. Dry and chewy, with good clarity to its bitter red fruit and citrus pith flavors. A restrained, focused bubbly that finishes with sold grip and a touch of dried rose. (JR)
Wine & Spirits
This captures the frank, delicious energy of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (60 percent of the blend) in tones of red raspberry, orange peel and cherry tomato skin, while the addition of barrel-aged reserve wine adds a toasty cast. Its suave, gentle texture would match poached King salmon.
As with all Roederer Estate wines, the Brut Rosé is made with 100 percent estate-grown grapes. Oak-aged wines from the Estate's reserve cellars are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvée in the traditional Roederer style. The Roederer Estate Brut Rosé is full and round with smooth flavors and fine persistent bubbles. The extra measure of Chardonnay contributes elegance and austerity, which balance nicely with the delicate fruitiness of the Pinot Noir.