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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NV Roederer Estate Brut Estate Anderson Valley
Producer: Roederer Estate
Grape Type: Champagne Blend
Region: Other California
Appellation: Anderson Valley
87 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
87 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Light yellow. Pear, orange zest and smoky lees on the nose. Offers flavors of melon and fresh orchard fruits, with a honeyed nuance and a spicy overtone. Refreshingly dry and precise, with firm closing grip and lingering bitterness.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
Bang for the $$$
This compares well to other full bodied French Champagnes and under or around $20 is a steal for this wine.
This is good not only as an aperitif but also for matching up with some entrees. $19.99 is really reasonable. (www.roedererestate.net)
Pay Half the Price, Get the Goods!
This is the best value out there. You get all of the benefits of champagne in a $14.99 bottle of California sparkling wine. You can spend more, but seriously, why would you? Buy it by the case and save even more with the case discount. What a great bubbly!
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It was absolutely wonderful. Tastes much more expensive than the price it actually is. This is my new favorite champagne and I would highly suggest it to anyone who is looking for some good bubbly on a budget.
as good as the "real" thing
Being French, I still believe that a real Champagne must come from Champagne. my favourite champagne brands are Bollinger, Ruinart and Roederer (the French one, of course). But I'm curious, so, while living in the DC area I tried a few American sparkling wines. Some (including the ones with French names) are just bad products (as bad as some bad french sparlking wines).
But this Roederer Estate is really good, worth most of French champagne, and for half the price. I used to buy a bottle from time to time. Why should anyone spend $30 or 40 when yo can have this very good wine for much less?
has riched taste/smooth
it has a quality taste of expensive sparkling wine for the amount you pay of under $20
consistently great value
There is no better buy for bubbly. I love this because it allows one to drink good champagne on a regular (as compared to celebratory) basis without mortgaging the house. Dry clean finish follows delicate fruit overtones. Newer batches of this NV starting to show more pinot and yeast, making it even more interesting. Subtle, well made and a major bargain. Great on its own and goes well with a wide range of foods.
The only wine I buy by the case
This is definitely my favorite all around sparkler. Sure, I've had a bottle or three of vintage Champagne that were better, but they should have been at 3 or 4 times the price. This wine is always well-balanced, with plenty of fruit and a delicious yeasty bite.
This was pleasant for the price, but it had a chemical flavor that reminded me of Emergen-C, the powdered vitamin C.
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