Roederer Estate L'Ermitage 2009
Vintage Sparkling Wine from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
Fine tiny bubbles and a long lasting mousse are the usual footprints of the L'Ermitage cuvée. This cuvée is showing great notes of apricot tart and hazelnut. The mouthfeel is smooth, velvety, creamy with a well enveloped citrus acidity and long finish.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "The 2009 L'Ermitage by Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Wine is amazing. From the first sniff to the final aftertaste, this wine delivers unbelievable aromas and flavors, such as brioche and stone fruits. Incredibly persistent on the palate, the wine lasts and lasts. Easily one of the world's best sparkling wines at this price, which makes it the finest deal in the marketplace. One could spend two to three times the price and not even come close to matching the quality found here. Drinks well now. (Tasted: September 16, 2016, San Francisco, CA) "
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. "
Wine & Spirits - "The 2009 vintage grew lush pinot noir and chardonnay ont he northern California coast, and that vintage character defines Roederer Estate's tete de cuvee: Its rich, ripe apple flavor is threaded with the toastiness of barrel-aged reserve lots, while a bright line of acidity gives healthy persistence."
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Roederer Estate Winery
The crisp, fresh and rich flavors of Roederer Estate sparkling wines reflect the cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley that is home to their family-owned estate's 600 acres of vineyards. This protected valley in Northern California provides the ideal ripening conditions for their 100% estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate adds oak-aged reserve wines to all their blends to create complex, dry and harmonious sparkling wines. View all Roederer Estate Wines
About North CoastView a map of North Coast wineries
Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different – both from their southern neighbors and from each other.
Notable FactsMendocino has a high amount of organic vintners and vines. The first winery to settle here was Fetzer, which practices organic viticulture and holds some of the most vineyard land in the area. Mendocino has many pockets of micro-climates while Lake County, being smaller in size, is less diverse climactically. As for the grapes, Chardonnay is the most popular in both counties, but there are also some excellent Sauvignon Blancs, particularly in the Lake County. In red wine, Zinfandel leads the way, followed by Rhone Blends and Petite Sirah. The reds in both counties are complex and sumptuous. Anderson Valley is a sub-AVA of Mendicino and is quite well known for its excellent cool climate, producing the delicious Roederer Estate sparkling wines and some wonderful cool-climate Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country unto itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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