Roederer Estate L'ermitage 2002, Anderson Valley, California

Sparkling White Sparkling White
California, Usa

$54.95 (183392)

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December 11, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Among the very best California sparklers, Ermitage is a chardonnay-pinot noir blend made only in cooler years, with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

An intense yet elegant example from Roederer here in the 2002 vintage, with a wonderful mix of tart fruit, citrus,...

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Bought this for New years '11, opened it for New Year Eve '12 instead. Full of flavour: buttery citrus (lime mostly), yeasty baked bread and a bit of astringent wood. Also had a slightly earthy funkiness to it. Though it has almost 50% pinot noir in the blend, it's chardonnay character seems to be at the fore. It's a vintage bottling but it also has some oak aged reserve wines added. Overall quite dense and deceptively powerful. Very good for the price.

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