Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Blend

9.243 ratings
9.317 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
Severn Goodwin

Lemon brulee with beautiful saline notes on the finish.

Lemon brulee with beautiful saline notes on the finish.

Jan 12th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

Another vintage sparkler - 2009 vs 2011 - awesome. Great for June-50 toast.

Another vintage sparkler - 2009 vs 2011 - awesome. Great for June-50 toast.

Nov 4th, 2018
Pierre Costa

Close your eyes and you are drinking vintage champagne

Close your eyes and you are drinking vintage champagne

Sep 22nd, 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
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
Shay A
9.2

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Copying my note from the ‘07 vintage as the wines are near identical. I will say that I didn’t get as much yeast out of the ‘09 as I did the ‘07, but it’s hard to know if it was simply due to age. I’ll hold back a bottle or two for a few years and revisit then.

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. There seemed to be more green apple notes here compared to the ‘07 vintage, but may be due to youth. This is an excellent US version of champagne.

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Copying my note from the ‘07 vintage as the wines are near identical. I will say that I didn’t get as much yeast out of the ‘09 as I did the ‘07, but it’s hard to know if it was simply due to age. I’ll hold back a bottle or two for a few years and revisit then.

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. There seemed to be more green apple notes here compared to the ‘07 vintage, but may be due to youth. This is an excellent US version of champagne.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2019
Kevin Ortzman

Tight bubbles with a creamy tart green Apple.

Tight bubbles with a creamy tart green Apple.

Nov 5th, 2016
Dominick D'Andrea

Brioche and starter dough on the nose. Tart green apple and hints of yeast. Fantastic mouth feel and finish!

Brioche and starter dough on the nose. Tart green apple and hints of yeast. Fantastic mouth feel and finish!

May 28th, 2018