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2002 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley
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About Roederer Estate

In 1982, the Champagne house Louis Roederer searched the cool, foggy Anderson Valley in Mendocino County for a place to plant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir suitable for making California sparkling wines of delicacy and precision. They found what they were looking for—580 acres of well drained soil and a cool climate to boot.

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2002 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley

Producer: Roederer Estate
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Other California
Appellation: Mendocino

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

(52% chardonnay and 48% pinot noir):  Bright yellow.  Intense, highly perfumed aromas of pear, quince, lemon curd and candied ginger, with a smoky nuance that builds with air.  Offers deep but lively orchard fruit flavors given a refreshingly bitter edge by citrus pith and herbs.  Finishes smoky and long, with resonating spiciness and lingering toast and floral qualities.

91 Points | Wine Spectator

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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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