Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling (NV) Wine Review by Billy

Nose: Creamy lemon and cracker notes with softer truffle layers underneath.
Palate: Medium bubbles, incredibly dry, with a strong, firm acid core makes you stand up and take notice.  Big lemmony citrus feel that pervades your entire mouth.  Wow.  Big flavors and feel here.
Finish: Softer tropical flavors are gentle after the citrus explosion in your mouth.  A nice complement.
Overall: This is a California sparkling wine that is a delightful American alternative to Champagne.  It is big, big, big.  The elegance of the scents in the nose play against the giant feel and flavor in your mouth and then the finish gently massages you down and ready for another sip. I paid about $25 for this at the local wine store.  I paired it with a late night snack of lemon cake, Cheddar and Gorgonzola cheeses.  Raise a glass of this excellent sparkling American wine, the Roederer Estate Brut from the Anderson Valley. 

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