Birthday Bubbly

Okay, so it was a day early…but every girl deserves some bubbly on or around her birthday! I knew we were pulling out a bunch of Zins for my birthday bbq dinner and I didn’t want to miss out on the bubbly, thus we opened it a day early. I pluck one of my favorites out of the basement, the NV Roederer Estate Brut Rosé. It had a traditional Champagne closure, clocked in at 12% alcohol by volume, and I paid $28 for it at the winery last year.  I see it online for as low as $25. In terms of bang for your buck, Roederer Estate always delivers in my opinion. I’m dying to open the ’99 L’Ermitage Brut I have in the basement….

Right. The wine at hand. It’s yeasty! Smells like baking bread with strawberries on the side.  I would so far as to say the nose had a sourdough characteristic with red fruit and citrus zest rounding it out.  In the mouth I got more red fruit–cranberry, strawberry, raspberry, just all around tart red fruit with zesty citrus edges.  The wine has nice small bubbles and a great mouthfeel.  I just love this wine!