The final entry in our 5-wine holiday countdown: Roederer Estate non-vintage Brut Sparkling Wine!

We will stop short of saying “we’ve saved the best for last”.  There will be no disparaging of the previous four in our five-wine holiday countdown as they are all darn good.


Roederer Estate’s non-vintage Brut is outstanding.

It fits…perfectly…the Pat The Wine Guy buying profile:  great quality, good price and easy to find.

When all of the critics agree, it’s usually a good sign.  And the critics fall all over each other in their praise of this sparkling wine.  Wine Enthusiast – 92 points. points.  Connoisseurs’ Guide – 90 points.  Decanter – 90 points.  Wine Spectator – 92 points.

It’s simultaneously rich/creamy but also has a nice acidic edge, ideal for multiple occasions: pre-functioning, during a meal (would pair very well with crab/seafood) and general celebrating.

The Roederer family has a long legacy of wine production in Champagne.  They apply their expertise to their California (Anderson Valley) operation where this sparkler comes from.  They are pros and it shows.

I don’t know.  Maybe we did save the best for last?  Try the Roederer, then you be the judge!

With that, Pat The Wine Guy wishes you and yours a fabulous holiday season and we’ll be back at you in the new year!

As of December 20, we found Roederer non-vintage Brut sparkling wine at:


New Seasons NE 32 & Broadway       $19.99 on sale through 12/24

Safeway  NE 69 & Sandy          $21.10              Safeway  Hawthorne            $21.10

Fred Meyer  Hollywood            $21.79             Fred Meyer  Hawthorne       $21.79

QFC  NE 56 & Burnside            $22.99          Whole Foods  NE 43 & Sandy   $24.99


New Seasons  NW Raleigh       $19.99   on sale through 12/24

Safeway  NW Lovejoy               $21.10            Fred Meyer  Stadium            $21.79

Fred Meyer  Walker Road         $21.79            Fred Meyer Raleigh Hills      $21.79

Fred Meyer Beaverton             $21.79            Zupan’s  Burnside                 $21.99

QFC  Barnes & Miller               $22.99          Market of Choice  Cedar Mill   $22.99

Bale’s Thriftway NW Cornell    $23.99


New Seasons  Mountain Park LO & Tualatin     $19.99   on sale through 12/24

Safeway   SW Barbur                $21.10             Safeway  Lake Oswego          $21.10

Fred Meyer  SW Barbur            $21.79               Fred Meyer Tualatin             $21.79

Zupan’s  Boones Ferry LO        $21.99             Zupan’s  SW Macadam             $21.99