Roederer Estate

Owner(s) Champagne Louis Roederer
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Since 1981, Roederer Estate has been developing its own vineyards and crafting fine sparkling wines from Anderson Valley. Jean-Claude Rouzaud, Chairman of Champagne Louis Roederer and grandson of Madame Camille Olry Roederer, chose the 58-acre Anderson Valley vineyard and winery site. Roederer Estate now farms over 580 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that stretch 13 miles along the Anderson Valley. All wines are made from estate grapes.

The winery's Anderson Valley Estate Brut debuted in 1988, and in 1993 was joined by the first vintage sparkler, L'Ermitage. An Estate Brut Rose and vintage dated L'Ermitage Rose are also now produced. The winemaking team is headed by Arnaud Weyrich. Roederer also owns nearby Schraffenberger Cellars,

Roederer Estate produces a small amount of still Pinot Noir sold only at the winery (the tasting room is open daily in Philo). The sparkling wines are widely distributed.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.81, TA 0.50, 320 cases, $23. Released October 1, 2012. 100% de-stemmed, aged 10 months in a blend of new and old French oak barrels, lightly filtrated. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry and oak-driven caramel and toffee. Nicely concentrated flavors of black cherries and boysenberries with spice and oak in the background. The fruit makes a notable mid palate impression which carries through on the finish. Good. Reviewed June 23, 2013 ARTICLE »

2007 Roederer Estate Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.57, 685 cases, $23, released May 1, 2010. More than seven clones make up this wine. 100% de-stemmed, aged 10 months in 15% new French oak barrels and bottled with light filtration. · Medium reddish-purple color with slight haze in the glass. The nose is herbal and green. Light and easy to drink, with demure flavors of red cherries and cranberries, finishing with an herbal riff. Very austere. Decent. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »

2006 Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.87, 397 cases, $23. Released May 2007. Estate grapes. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, Pommard and small amounts of other. 100% de-stemmed. Light filtration. Aged 10 months in 19% new French oak barrels. · Medium garnet color in the glass. A delicate wine with charming notes of red cherries and spice wrapped in gossamer tannins and possessing a lively finish. A daily drinker. Good. Reviewed June 8, 2010 ARTICLE »

2006 Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 397 cases, $24. Released May 2007. A blend of Pommard, 114, 115, 667, 777 and other clones. Yields 2 to 3.5 tons per acre. 100% destemmed, 31% cold soaked, manual punch downs, light filtration, aged 10 months in 19% new French oak barrels. · Delicate light color. Very floral and grassy nose. Demure ripe strawberry and cherry flavors with plenty of finesse and a spark of acidity. A rosé sparkling wine without the bubbles. Will match beautifully with simply prepared salmon. Reviewed June 5, 2009 ARTICLE »