(John Gilman - 90) The new iteration of Lombard non-vintage Brut Ros? is composed of a blend of sixty percent pinot noir (ten percent of which is vin rouge) and forty percent chardonnay, with the wine hailing from the base year of 2013 and having been finished off with a dosage of four grams per liter, after resting sur latte for a bit over two years in the cellars. The wine is a fairly deep cherry color and offers up a fine bouquet of cinnamon, cherry, blood orange, gentle smokiness, wheat toast and a fine base of soil tones. On the palate the wine is young, crisp and full-bodied, with fine focus and grip, pinpoint bubbles and a long, well-balanced and nascently complex finish. This is still on the young side, but all of the components are here for fine drinking down the road, but it could use another year in the cellar to soften up a bit more and really drink with distinction. 2018-2030.