Hard to believe but today, January 1, is the start of the sixth year of this out of the way resting place for electrons in the world wide web. Some of the vines currently sacrificing their fruit to keep me interested were not even planted when this thing began.
As a toast - here's a glass of Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut Rose, the California outpost of Louis Roederer.
The color is deceptive as this wine is not nearly as big and full as the color. Good, dry fruit flavors, a yeasty nose and a sweet tart finish definitely say new world, but there is homage to the champagne here. The blend is pinot noir and chardonnay from a very cool valley so that the tartness remains.
American brut roses don't get any better than this. Just delicious.