2009 Roederer Estate L’Ermitage
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $39.94 (reg. $44.94)
"Roederer Estate ranks right at the top of California’s sparkling wine producers." - Decanter
With the summer celebrations officially in full gear, supplying your get-togethers, soirees, and pool parties with the kind of bubbly that will entertain a crowd without emptying your bank account is a perennial struggle. Fortunately, Roederer has been making fabulous sparkling wine right in Anderson Valley, California for three decades, and it easily compares to Champagnes at twice the price!
The 2009 L’Ermitage is the so-called 'tête de cuvée' of Roederer Estate in California, and this is a worthy flagship wine, made in a classic style. Made only in top vintages, from the best estate parcels of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this wine oozes elegance and class. Tasted blind, this is a dead-ringer for great Champagne- fine, vigorous bubbles, toasty brioche, complex flavors and laser-like precision.
Roederer has literally centuries of experience making Champagne, including one of the most iconic wines from Champagne - 'Cristal'. Roederer saw something special in the cool coastal climate of Anderson Valley and has had tremendous success there. Making its debut with the 1989 vintage, L'Ermitage comes from pre-selected, estate grown grapes and previous vintages have been #1 Wine of the Year from Wine Enthusiast, Best Sparkling Wine of the Year from Wine & Spirits, and have landed in Wine Spectator's Top 100 multiple times.
While the upcoming sunny season may be on your mind now, this vintage sparkling wine will age like a great Champagne for many years to come. Cheers!