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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.
89 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
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.