Roederer L'Ermitage Brut Sparkling Wine 2013 (Anderson Valley, CA)
Winery Notes: Fine bubbles and creamy finish are the usual footprints of the L’Ermitage wine. Aromatics of hazelnut, brioche, and flint create a mysterious and layered first contact. Mouthfeel is inviting quince jelly aromas and bright acidity with a layered texture. Dosage is balanced with the acid and structure brought by the reserve wines from cask.
Wine Enthusiast, 95 Points: “A panoply of subtle aromas and delicate flavors wrapped in a silky, slightly crisp texture give this medium-bodied wine a great sense of elegance. Fresh ginger, biscuits, toasted almonds and mild cherry nuances fill the palate. Enjoy this traditional-method sparkler through 2025."
Wine Advocate, 93 Points: “The 2013 L'Ermitage Brut is the current release of L'Ermitage and was disgorged in June of 2019. 2013 was the beginning of a long period of drought, and winemaker Arnaud Weyrich feels that it brings this vintage "concentration, phenolics and texture—this wine has body." The nose is open and inviting, golden apples mingling with toast, mushrooms, honey and crushed stone. The medium-bodied palate, with eight grams per liter dosage, has pure fruits tactfully accented by earthy, toasty notes. It's energetic but rounded, supported by a finely beaded mousse, and it finishes long and layered."