Roederer Estate, Anderson Valley (California) Brut Rosé NV

($32):  It is no surprise that Roederer Estate makes an exceptional line of sparkling wines in California since they are owned by the quality-driven French Champagne house of Roederer.  In my opinion, Roederer Estate and Schramsberg are California’s best sparkling wine producers.  You cannot go wrong with any of Roederer Estate’s offerings.  One of the reasons for their high-quality is that all of their wines come from their own grapes.  They own roughly 600 acres of vineyards and do not need to buy grapes from others, in contrast to many sparkling wine and Champagne producers.  This rosé displays a gorgeous salmon-pink color and delicate strawberry-like flavors.  A graceful wine, it would be fine as an aperitif but has sufficient presence to accompany grilled salmon.
93 Michael Apstein Dec 21, 2021