2009 Roederer Estate "L'Ermitage" Anderson Valley Brut Sparkling Wine

SKU #1271025 92 points Wine Spectator

 A luxurious sparkler, with toasty brioche, mineral and lemon brûlée aromas and rich, complex flavors of crisp apple and raspberry, showing accents of fresh ginger and spice. Drink now through 2017.  (9/2016)

K&L Notes

L'Ermitage, Roederer Estate's special Tête de Cuvée, 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.

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By: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/13/2016 | Send Email
The 'L'Ermitage' is a sparkling wine that can truly stand amongst Champagne. Lightly autolytic aromas of bruised apples and caramel lead to soft, mousy palate of quince, yellow apples, and a hint of cherry on the finish. What and delicious and impressive California sparkler.

By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/11/2016 | Send Email
Bright with pineapple fruit, at once both sharply green and subtly tropical, plus enough oak to bring toasty complexity through to the crisp finish, the 2009 Roederer L’Ermitage is a sophisticated option in domestic sparkling from a classic producer.

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Anderson Valley/Mendocino

- Cooled by the nearby ocean and the seemingly omnipresent bank of oceanic fog, this picturesque wine region is home to a wealth of cool-climate grapes like riesling and gewürztraminer plus chardonnay and pinor noir, which are responsible for impressive and intense sparkling wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 12