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Roederer Estate Brut

750 ml.


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Only $22.49 each when you buy a solid or mixed case

Where it's produced

United States
North Coast

What's in the Bottle

60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir

Product Details

Sparkling Wine
Roederer Estate
750 ml.
Item #:
12 bottles

Roederer Estate Brut  NV / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

94 pts. : December 1, 1995

Michel Salgues, winemaker at this Mendocino County outpost of Roederer, is intent on refining the concept with which he started, and this release is the best yet. The wine impresses immediately with aromas of yeast and toast, with a refreshing element of sea-breeze. The flavor interest is balanced, if not excelled, by finesse, achieved by a nearly perfect fruit/acid balance traceable to ripening the grapes ideally in the Roederer-owned vineyards. If you’ve ever been dubious about sparkling wine, try this one.

92 pts. : December 1, 2009

Fragrant fruit ripeness lends this wine penetrating flavors of raspberry essence, tart pear and green apple, a fine mesh of pinot noir and chardonnay. The texture is smooth, the bubbles bringing a touch of yeastiness and almond flavor to balance the freshness of the fruit. A lovely, tightly structured Brut to serve with wood-roasted snapper and hen of the woods.

92 pts. : January 31, 1998

Offers lots of richness, depth and flavor, with its well-focused pear, hazelnut, honey, fig and spice character. Shows wonderful finesse and a long lingering finish, where it picks up a trace of almond. A great value.

92 pts. : November 30, 1997

An outstanding California brut from a French Champagne producer, this offers lots of richness, depth and flavor with its well-focused pear, hazelnut, honey, fig and spice character. Displays wonderful finesse and has a long, lingering finish, where it picks up a trace of almond. A great value too.

92 pts.: 12/31/2015

The fruit flavors are apparent, fresh and lively in this medium-bodied, beautifully balanced brut. Light pear and pineapple aromas are followed by richer pear and citrus flavors, and subtle hints of baking spices, almonds and a nice earthy touch emerge.

92 pts. : December 31, 2007

This is an absolutely first-rate bubbly; dry, smooth and rich. Has complex flavors of peaches, limes and strawberries, accented by doughy yeast and smoky flavors. Really defines the balanced elegance and pedigree you want in a great sparkler.

92 pts. : December 31, 2008

Fully ready to drink now, this dry brut shows the classy elegance of a fine Champagne. The Chardonnay contributes white peaches and apples, while Pinot adds a subtle note of cherries with spicy, yeasty nuances. At 80,000 cases, it’s a notable achievement.

92 pts.: December 1, 2013

Thickly moussed, Roederer’s Brut, 60% Chardonnay blended with 40% Pinot Noir, aged two years on yeast is affordable and luxurious. A gorgeous, very dry sparkling wine with aromatics of honey, raisin, apple and pear, it is rich and soft and offers both depth and length. It’s an ideal marriage of bright acidity and ripe fruit character.

92 pts. : Nov/Dec 2009

Intense, genuinely complex effort sports a lovely mix of toasty yeast and lemony fruit from its expansive aromas to its very long and very rich flavors.

91 pts. : November 15, 1998

Is there a better sparkling wine is the world at this price? Owned by Louis Roederer Champagne, this estate is located in Mendocino County’s cool Anderson Valley. A blend of 70 percent Chardonnay and 30 percent Pinot Noir, it is a dry, lively, well-balanced nonvintage sparkler with persistent bubbles and lots of character.

91 pts.: Dec 15, 2015

Sleek and charming, with yeasty apple torte and floral cherry aromas and rich, crisp flavors of lemon curd, spicy vanilla and fresh ginger. Drink now. 80,000 cases made.

91 pts. : December 1, 1995

In the manner of its parent in Champagne, Roederer Estate since its first release has put great emphasis on the flavor interest of its sparkling wines, but not at the expense of elegance. This release illustrates how that dual purpose can be achieved: both bouquet and palate impression present round, full but discreet flavors with hints of toasted hazelnut, while a mellow texture and bracing acidity keep everything in balance.

91 pts. : December 1, 2006

A pale, platinum gold color and clean scent of Asian pear introduce this cool, Anderson Valley sparkler. Crisp pear flavors meld with chamomile through a mineral-tinged finish, the wine’s supple texture growing richer with air. For any roast fish, consider Chatham cod served over braised fennel.

91 pts. : November 15, 2009

A rich version, loaded with spicy cinnamon notes. Bold apple aromas, with a whiff of yeast, lead to complex, layered pear, crème brûlée and baked apple flavors that linger. Drink now.

91 pts. : October 1, 2011

This estate-grown blend of chardonnay and pinot noir gains added richness from oak-aged reserve wines. The reserves broaden the texture, contributing almond tones to the clean, fresh apple and pear flavors. A festive aperitif, this delivers far beyond its price.

91 pts. : December 15, 2012

Sleek and impeccably focused and balanced, with floral apple, cinnamon and anise aromas and crisp yet supple lemon tart, cherry and spicy hazelnut flavors. Drink now through 2015.

91 pts.: December 15, 2013

Focused and vibrant, with aromas of creamy apple, cinnamon and hazelnut leading to complex, layered flavors of lemon custard, mineral and almond. The finish lingers. Drink now through 2015.

90 pts. : December 1, 2001

A very delicate and refined bubbly, with a richly doughy, smoky aroma and complex, nuanced flavors of raspberry and lime. It has a detectable dosage of sugar, but it’s one of the best nonvintage values in California.

90 pts. : December 1, 2001

Sweet scents of golden delicious apples and pear carry through this finely balanced wine, ripe yet modulated by a clean, yeasty freshness. It makes a refreshing and light aperitif, or a match for fish, even white salmon sashimi.

90 pts. : May/Jun 1997

One of the finest domestic sparklers, with a wonderful aroma of dough and spice; engaging green apple notes wrapped in a creamy, toasty package; elegant and refined.

90 pts.: December 1, 2014

Roederer Estate’s Brut is reliably open and delicious, this year’s cuvée bursting with concentrated apple flavor. It’s clean and dry with a long, delicate finish enhanced by the barrel-aged reserve wines that winemaker Arnaud Weyrich blends in. Its bold flavors and vinous texture would be great with cracked crab.

90 pts. : Sep/Oct 2005

Crisp and well balanced, creamy mouth feel, long elegant finish with a hint of green apples.

90 pts. : June 1, 2014

This is both fresh and substantial, striking a delicious balance between apple-skin spice, tangy lees and a briny seashell character. A festive coastal sparkler to pour with Dungeness crab.

90 pts. : February 1, 2008

Complex minerality runs through this sparkler, tinged with sweet vanilla and strawberry flavors, but not overtly fruity. With light richness and firm acidity, it’s suited to poached prawns.

90 pts. : September 15, 1999

A delicious California sparkler with rich and toasty aromas up front, and a follow-up that features focused and complex lemon, grapefruit, herb, green apple and pear flavors. it’s bright and clean on the finish, quite refreshing. Drink now through 2002.

89 pts. : Nov/Dec 2004

Presents the French mystique with California touches; one of the best bubblies $20 and under that gives the illusion of being above $20.

89 pts. : November 30, 2011

Rich and youthful, with delicate aromas of green apple and lime that lead to full flavors of baked pear and toasty anise, laced with cinnamon. The finish is clean and crisp, with a hint of mineral. Drink now.

89 pts. : April 1, 2001

Pale straw hue. Tart, vibrant fruity aromas. Crisp citrus and mineral flavors with a medium body and a frothy, finely beaded mouthfeel. Finishes cleanly with a zesty note. Shows finesse and elegance.

89 pts. : December 31, 1993

A California bubbly that is full of flavor. Ripe, intense pear and spice that remain fresh and alive on the finish. Has the depth and richness to improve with cellaring through 1996.

88 pts. : December 31, 2007

Rich, crisp and appealing, with floral Gala apple, cherry and caramel aromas and layered citrus, ginger and spice flavors. Drink now through 2010.

88 pts. : December 1, 2008

Fresh scents of wheat and cider apples emerge out of the creamy, leesy richness of this wine. chill it for poached prawns.

88 pts. : December 1, 2011

Creamy, soft and mellow, this sparkler is filled with ripe apple flavors and savory lees. It finishes pleasantly sweet, to serve as an aperitif.

88 pts. : December 1, 2000

An elegant, pale-golden color leads to subtle but refined aromas of bread dough and lime, and a tantalizing hint of — what? Mint? Raspberry? White chocolate? The same flavors commingle in the mouth. It’s very dry and acidic now. A year or so might soften it.

88 pts. : December 1, 2004

Starts with wonderfully complex scents of dough, char, butterscotchy smoke, lemon chiffon pie and vanilla. The flavors are equally complex. Would score higher if not for a certain roughness of texture.

88 pts. : November 30, 2004

Smooth, rich and creamy, with spicy pear, fig, melon and honeysuckle flavors that are fresh and lively, ending with a tasty burst of ripe fruit. Drink now.

88 pts. : December 15, 2002

Intense and concentrated, with rich pear, citrus, hazelnut and vanilla flavors that are focused and lively. Excellent value. Drink now through 2007.

87 pts. : December 15, 2011

Lots of rich, yeasty citrus and strawberry flavors in this dry, elegant sparkler. The bubbly texture could be more refined, but it’s a nice Champagne-style wine.

87 pts. : December 1, 2009

A beautiful sparkling wine, marked by an extremely fine texture toast feels silky and smooth. The bubbles are very fine, so the wine lacks the roughness you usually find in bubblies of this price. It’s a fruity drink, showing pineapples, tangerines and vanilla.

87 pts.: May/Jun 2012

Light yellow. Pear, orange zest and smoky lees on the nose. Offers flavors of melon and fresh orchard fruits, with a honeyed nuance and a spicy overtone. Refreshingly dry and precise, with firm closing grip and lingering bitterness.

87 pts. : November 30, 2008

Shows good intensity and balance, with baked apple, spice and appealing earthy aromas that lead to rich but crisp pear, lemon curd and toast flavors. Drink now through 2012.

87 pts. : December 15, 2005

Intense and compact, with a tight beam of earth, pear, citrus and mineral, offering taut acidity and ending with a dash of ginger. Drink now.

87 pts. : December 31, 2006

Sleek and well-defined, with a mix of mineral, fresh earth, lemon, herb and green apple. Fresh, crisp and mouth-cleansing. Drink now.

85 pts. : February 1, 2001

Brilliant light golden-heather color. Golden apple scents on the nose with ripe pear and a hint of yeast. Good intensity on the palate with rich pear flavors, creamy texture and good body. The finish has good length with pear and just a touch of lemon at the end. This wine has a clean mouth feel with the fruit and acid well balanced.

: July 1, 2004

Year after year America’s greatest fizz is non-vintage brut from Roederer in Mendocino County. Lithe, restrained, racy, a perfect aperitif and dinner-long wine, it is French in spirit, and an astonishing bargain.

: September 1, 2007

A 60/40 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot, this sparkler is surprisingly complex with pear, melon and toast, and a fine texture.

: June 1, 2008

I’ve always liked this wine, and it’s one of the best sparking wines made in the U.S. They’ve got a great stock of reserve wine from Anderson Valley. Those reserves add richness to the brisk acidity and ripe apple flavors. With the creamy mousse on this, I’d like a Paive Vecchio or a Parmigiano to lighten it up.

: September 1, 2006

It’s tricky to make sparkling wine in the California heat, but it’s easier if the heat’s moderated by Mendocino fog. Roederer’s sparklers remain among the finest in the state.

: December, 2000

Deep toasty nose, with rich, forward fruit aromas. Complex and well balanced flavors, with soft, flavorful fruit; long, satisfying fruity finish. Great choice for the list.

Member Store Reviews

Smooth and creamy with a rich core of creamy pear, spice and hazelnut that are deep, well focused and complex. Long, full finish.