No, not that kind of riddler; this kind of riddler. Mssr. Ellner began his wine life as a riddler. He then gradually worked his way into the Champagne game. The Ellner Champagne house appears to be a mid-size producer. I recently sampled Ellner's 'Carte d'Or' Brut. It's nearly a blanc de blanc (90% Chardonnay & 10% Pinot Noir).
Charles Ellner Brut Carte d'Or Champagne, NV ($40)
Moderate gold color with a slight copper hue. Large-ish bubbles (for a Champagne); moderately fast & steady bubble-bead
Heady scents of biscuits, orange, and tangerine
The flavor is quite yeasty/biscuity (almost Sherry-like) backed by softer flavors of almond and lemon. Well-balanced; with a long finish and an ever-so-subtle hint of sweetness
**** (4 stars out of 5)
Wonderful by itself; structured enough to go with nearly any dish you're in the mood for.