1994 Roederer Estate L`Ermitage
Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
 
WB Rating: 90

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Price at time of purchase: $35.00 (from winery)
 
Type: Champagne / Sparkling
Principal varietal(s): Champagne blend

Orig tasting: 3/23/2003 .... Year-in and year-out, my favorite California sparkling wine. This one has aged nicely. The subtle red and white fruit flavors are slightly submerged behind a creamy surface of yeast, roasted cashews, and butter. Extremely elegant and harmonious, with no sharp edges. Unlike most California sparklers, would hang in there with the good French Champagnes, no problem. Score: 90. Retasted 1/24/08 .... Showing its age a bit more than it did in 2003 in a subtle caramel and sherry undertone, but still absolutely excellent. Score: 90. - HK 2008-01-24

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