Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend

9.2522 ratings
9.2159 pro ratings
Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

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 🇺🇸

Wow! Happily pleased and fairly surprised by this. This was my contribution. Had an ‘06 last year which was tasting really great but this ‘07 was a level above. Next to Ultramarine and the Reserve Schramsberg Sparklers, this is one of the best domestic Sparklers I’ve had, especially at the price ($50). Nose was grilled honeycomb, baked yeast and a small bit of limestone. Extremely creamy on the front palate...bubbles were so incredibly tiny. Multiple bubble strings. Wonderful lemon bread palate, with a crisp, chalky finish highlighted by grilled pineapple. This is an excellent US version of champagne.

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 🇺🇸

Wow! Happily pleased and fairly surprised by this. This was my contribution. Had an ‘06 last year which was tasting really great but this ‘07 was a level above. Next to Ultramarine and the Reserve Schramsberg Sparklers, this is one of the best domestic Sparklers I’ve had, especially at the price ($50). Nose was grilled honeycomb, baked yeast and a small bit of limestone. Extremely creamy on the front palate...bubbles were so incredibly tiny. Multiple bubble strings. Wonderful lemon bread palate, with a crisp, chalky finish highlighted by grilled pineapple. This is an excellent US version of champagne.

Jul 5th, 2018
Sean Trapani

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

8.9

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.

Apr 9th, 2018
Elizabeth Rice

New Year's Eve welcoming 2018 into existence. Saying goodbye to 2017 and its questionable cultural challenges and hello to a hopeful awakening. This sparkling is a perfect way to do this.

New Year's Eve welcoming 2018 into existence. Saying goodbye to 2017 and its questionable cultural challenges and hello to a hopeful awakening. This sparkling is a perfect way to do this.

Jan 1st, 2018
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.3

Exceptional. Happy thanksgiving!

Exceptional. Happy thanksgiving!

Nov 24th, 2017
Sean Wallner - SGWS

Creamy, bright, great acid and a lovely long finish! Tart apple and a hint of lemon zest. Very amazing sparkling!

Creamy, bright, great acid and a lovely long finish! Tart apple and a hint of lemon zest. Very amazing sparkling!

Nov 2nd, 2017
Aaron Means

High pedigree. Cold it tasted very much like quality champagne. Great mousse and mouthfeel. Very silky sparkler. Fresh cut apple, and lees. Definitely could tell this was Cali when it warmed up in the glass. Too much fresh fruit on the palate and the acid/minerality fell off.

High pedigree. Cold it tasted very much like quality champagne. Great mousse and mouthfeel. Very silky sparkler. Fresh cut apple, and lees. Definitely could tell this was Cali when it warmed up in the glass. Too much fresh fruit on the palate and the acid/minerality fell off.

Oct 4th, 2017
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.2

Lovely #sparklingwine #californiasparklinewine very pure and crisp primary expression of Granny Smith apples. Nothing to envy of a Grand Cru Champagne. Beautiful texture and length.

Lovely #sparklingwine #californiasparklinewine very pure and crisp primary expression of Granny Smith apples. Nothing to envy of a Grand Cru Champagne. Beautiful texture and length.

Aug 16th, 2017
Christopher Wisner

Wine Manager, American Wine & Spirits

9.8

Crisp Granny Smith apples, apple blossoms, freesia, lavender, strawberries, and a fantastic acidity. Finish is clean, long, and has hints of those toasty, yeasty notes I love in ages bubbles. Added bonus, it's from the year I met my wife.

Crisp Granny Smith apples, apple blossoms, freesia, lavender, strawberries, and a fantastic acidity. Finish is clean, long, and has hints of those toasty, yeasty notes I love in ages bubbles. Added bonus, it's from the year I met my wife.

5 people found it helpfulJul 21st, 2014
Martin Redmond

Pale straw yellow color with abundant tiny bubbles with bread crust, baked apple, and hazelnut aromas. On the palate, it shows a delicate creamy mousse with mineral accented baked apple and pear, toasted hazelnut, apricot and a hint of vanilla flavors. Long finish. 12.1% alcohol - From Roederer - "The wine for the dosage added to the L'ERMITAGE 2003 was 2004 wine liquor aged for 5.5 years in a French oak cask. Following disgorgement, L'ERMITAGE 2003 was aged an additional six months (minimum) on the cork prior to release. 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir, 4% aged reserve wine (vintage '99)"

Pale straw yellow color with abundant tiny bubbles with bread crust, baked apple, and hazelnut aromas. On the palate, it shows a delicate creamy mousse with mineral accented baked apple and pear, toasted hazelnut, apricot and a hint of vanilla flavors. Long finish. 12.1% alcohol - From Roederer - "The wine for the dosage added to the L'ERMITAGE 2003 was 2004 wine liquor aged for 5.5 years in a French oak cask. Following disgorgement, L'ERMITAGE 2003 was aged an additional six months (minimum) on the cork prior to release. 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir, 4% aged reserve wine (vintage '99)"

4 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Sean Trapani

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

9.5

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.

3 people found it helpfulMar 6th, 2016