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2003 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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2003 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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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

Light, bright gold.  Pungent aromas of pear skin, white flowers, beeswax and smoky lees.  Dry and focused but showing very good depth to its spicy, ginger-accented orchard and citrus fruit flavors.  Tight, linear and smoky on the impressively long finish, which leaves notes of lemon pith and ginger behind.  (JR)

93 Points | Wine Spectator

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