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2003 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut, Anderson Valley, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $46   From: $43   To: $55

Search Rank 2947 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 2947th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 1947th

Score: 95  
The Wine-Searcher score of 95/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
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96/100  
93/100  
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Price History for 2003 Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut, Anderson Valley, USA
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Grape Variety

Champagne Blend is a name used for sparkling wines made from any one or more of the classic grape varieties used in Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The most common combination by far is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in roughly equal parts; Pinot Meunier really only comes into play in real, pure-blooded Champagne.

In Champagne itself, the appellation laws actually permit seven grape varieties, not just the famous three. The remaining four are so rarely used that they are typically forgotten, and are almost never used outside Champagne. For the record, they are: ...more


Region
  • The Anderson Valley is an increasingly prestigious AVA in Mendocino County; the Mendocino AVA lies just a short distance to the east. At the very northern end of California's prime wine-growing area, the Anderson Valley's key town, Boonville, lies 100 miles (160km) north-north-west of downtown San Francisco and 70 miles (115km) north-west of Napa.

    The valley runs south-east to north-west between Boonville and Navarro, a distance of roughly 16 miles (25km). Its northern half follows the course of the Navarro river, which begins on the southern side of Philo township, at the confluence of Rancheria and Anderson creeks. Its southern half follows Anderson Creek between Boonville and Philo. On a relief map, the Anderson Valley appears to be a natural continuation of ...more

  • Mendocino County represents the northern limits of California's quality wine-growing regions, and even within the county's limits there is a clear vineyard bias towards its southern half. There are wine-bearing vineyards further north, in Humboldt and Trinity counties, but the AVAs in these counties are few and far between. Mendocino, by contrast, is home to more than ten AVAs, among them t...more

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