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2013 ROEDERER L’ERMITAGE ESTATE BRUT, SPARKLING WINE

$49.99

Did you know that Roederer Estate in Anderson Valley is the sister winery of Louis Roederer in France?  In France, their top and Best Champagne is Cristal, but in California their flagship Sparkling wine is their L’Ermitage, which they only make in exceptional vintages.  Their winemaking style helping guide their success is based upon two very important elements; complete ownership of their vineyards with meticulous farming, along with oak-aging their Reserve wines.  L’Ermitage spends and impressive 5 years in oak casks, which lends to their style of body, finesse and depth of flavor.

At under $50, this is simply one of the greatest sparkling wines produced in the New World – Always 95 Points or more. Easily compares to the Best Champagne in the Entire World…

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2013 ROEDERER “L’ERMITAGE” ESTATE BRUT, SPARKLING WINE

From Wine Enthusiast, “A panoply of subtle aromas and delicate flavors wrapped in a silky, slightly crisp texture give this medium-bodied wine a great sense of elegance. Fresh ginger, biscuits, toasted almonds and mild cherry nuances fill the palate. Best through 2025.” 95 POINTS, “#42 TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS 2020

From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, “The 2013 L’Ermitage Brut is the current release of L’Ermitage and was disgorged in June of 2019. 2013 was the beginning of a long period of drought, and winemaker Arnaud Weyrich feels that it brings this vintage “concentration, phenolics and texture—this wine has body.” The nose is open and inviting, golden apples mingling with toast, mushrooms, honey and crushed stone. The medium-bodied palate, with eight grams per liter dosage, has pure fruits tactfully accented by earthy, toasty notes. It’s energetic but rounded, supported by a finely beaded mousse, and it finishes long and layered.” 93+ Points

Louis Roederer is one of the most iconic names in Champagne with more than 200 years of traditional winemaking.  In the early 1980’s they discovered that the Anderson Valley, just North of Sonoma, was ideally suited for grapes used to make sparkling wines.  The area has a cooler climate with well-drained soils, and the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean provides a gentle cycle of warm days and cool nights, allowing the grapes to slowly mature and develop full flavors. Amidst the best white wines in the entire World, enjoy anytime and perhaps everyday! Sante! Cheers!