Roederer Estate Brut Rose NV
One of the best Bruts made in America. Combines the opulence of new world fruit with the finesses of French winemaking. Roederer Estate Brut is made from 100% estate grapes grown in Northern California's cool Anderson Valley. In true Roederer style, this blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is selected from their reserve wines and is oak aged. Light gold with coppery tinges, the Roederer Estate Brut is unusually complex for a California sparkler. Beautifully balanced, the wine has a creamy mouth feel and long, elegant finish.
Really good Brut from Anderson Valley. Light, crisp, good acidity balanced with just a hint of sweetness along with nice fruit and subtle toastiness.
We drank this celebrating the Holidays with Lou, Pete, Rich, and Jim. An impressive sparkling wine at this price point; all the better to buy and drink more for special occasions! In terms of tasting notes, the others have summed it up well.
Easy to drink. Great bang for the buck!
Feb 2009 Wine & Cheese club
Toast, fine bubbles. A hint of black cherry. Great company.
This is a very good sparkling wine -- creamy, toasty almonds with tight small bubbles that last a long time in the glass. This is a fantastic value for the price.
I've found this to be always a wonderful bubbly, and really a steal for the price. It's got a lot of what Roederer Estate's L'Hermitage vintaged bottlings offer, except perhaps this shows a seam when the L'Hermitage is seamless. Still, it's nicely put together with fruit and finesse, and a touch of creaminess. We served this as the toasting wine at our wedding reception and heard our guests enjoyed it as much as we do.
External Reviews for Roederer Estate Brut Rose
Iandrsquo;ve always liked this wine, and itandrsquo;s one of the best sparking wines made in the U.S. Theyandrsquo;ve got a great stock of reserve wine from Anderson Valley. Those reserves add richness to the brisk acidity and ripe apple flavors. With the creamy mousse on this, Iandrsquo;d like a Paive Vecchio or a Parmigiano to lighten it up.
Complex minerality runs through this sparkler, tinged with sweet vanilla and strawberry flavors, but not overtly fruity. With light richness and firm acidity, itandrsquo;s suited to poached prawns.
Itandrsquo;s tricky to make sparkling wine in the California heat, but itandrsquo;s easier if the heatandrsquo;s moderated by Mendocino fog. Roedererandrsquo;s sparklers remain among the finest in the state.
A pale, platinum gold color and clean scent of Asian pear introduce this cool, Anderson Valley sparkler. Crisp pear flavors meld with chamomile through a mineral-tinged finish, the wineandrsquo;s supple texture growing richer with air. For any roast fish, consider Chatham cod served over braised fennel.
An elegant, pale-golden color leads to subtle but refined aromas of bread dough and lime, and a tantalizing hint of andmdash; what? Mint? Raspberry? White chocolate? The same flavors commingle in the mouth. Itandrsquo;s very dry and acidic now. A year or so might soften it.
Is there a better sparkling wine is the world at this price? Owned by Louis Roederer Champagne, this estate is located in Mendocino Countyandrsquo;s cool Anderson Valley. A blend of 70 percent Chardonnay and 30 percent Pinot Noir, it is a dry, lively, well-balanced nonvintage sparkler with persistent bubbles and lots of character.
Michel Salgues, winemaker at this Mendocino County outpost of Roederer, is intent on refining the concept with which he started, and this release is the best yet. The wine impresses immediately with aromas of yeast and toast, with a refreshing element of sea-breeze. The flavor interest is balanced, if not excelled, by finesse, achieved by a nearly perfect fruit/acid balance traceable to ripening the grapes ideally in the Roederer-owned vineyards. If youandrsquo;ve ever been dubious about sparkling wine, try this one.