2013 Roederer Estate L’Ermitage, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

2013 Roederer Estate L’Ermitage, Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

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Our ice chest is full, but anytime we drive out to the Albion coastline via Anderson Valley in the heart of Mendocino, just before we head down into the redwoods, we always stop for a “rest” at Roederer Estate and to secure a few bottles of its signature Tete d’ Cuvee L’Ermitage Brut.  The L’Ermitage Rose is exceptional too!

Last vintage was Wine Spectator’s #5 Wine – 2019 Top 100 Wines of the Year!  The 2013 is a worthy successor and again showcases brioche and hazelnut aromas, high energy fine beads of bubbles, and a lush palate bolstered by uplifting fresh acidity.  In our opinion the finest California has to offer.  

L’Ermitage, Roederer Estate’s special Tête de Cuvée, is a sparkling wine made only in exceptional years from pre-selected, estate-grown grapes. Carrying on the tradition of Champagne Louis Roederer in France, Roederer Estate produces its sparkling wines in the traditional French methode champenoise, and adds a special component of 5 year oak-aged reserve Chardonnay to each blend.  L’Ermitage debuted with the 1989 vintage.  The 2013 is a blend of 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir.  4% of the Chardonnay is barrel aged Chardonnay from 2011.  The wine used for the dosage after disgorgement is a 5 year old barrel aged Chardonnay.  The L’Ermitage was disgorged in June 2019.

Our ice chest is full, but anytime we drive out to the Albion coastline via Anderson Valley in the heart of Mendocino, just before we head down into the redwoods, we always stop for a “rest” at Roederer Estate and to secure a few bottles of its signature Tete d’ Cuvee L’Ermitage Brut.  The L’Ermitage Rose is exceptional too!

 

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