Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Columbia Valley Eroica 2007
Eroica is the result of a special partnership of German and American winemakers to craft an extraordinary Riesling from Washington state grapes. This is more than a blend of two estates, Dr. Loosen from the Mosel and Chateau Ste. Michelle from the Columbia Valley: It’s an intermingling of Old World and New World philosophy and technique. Eroica reflects not only its variety and site, but also its heritage: bold and forward from its Washington roots, elegant and refined from German inspiration. Named for Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica is truly a concert of Old World and New World Riesling. To protect flavor intensity, grapes were harvested at night when the vineyard temperatures were coldest. Berries went direct to press, avoiding the possible loss of freshness caused by a crusher/destemmer. A cool fermentation created a seamless integration of fruit, sugar and acid. Fruit-driven yeasts with slower fermentation rates were used to slow down fermentation and heighten fruit flavors. Ernst Loosen and Bob Bertheau considered dozens of small lots, each reflecting a slight difference in character depending on where the grapes were grown, resulting in the complexity of the final blend.
Brilliant pale green tinge of color and medium legs. Medium + aromatics that is very fruity, lime, peach, apricot, melon, pineapple, banana, mango and orange blossom. A little almond and marzipan on the finish. High acidity, off dry medium length on the finish, medium + super fruity flavor intensity, medium body, not quite balanced enough for me, lacking complexity and ok in quality considering the price of $22. I wanted to like this wine but it was just to fruity for me and it lacked the minerality that have found to be the most interesting component when it comes to other Rieslings. With that said if you do like fruit forward slightly sweet wines then this wine should make you happy. Not my favorite though. 2/5
Mineral peach and apricot aromas with a hint of sweetness. Peach and a bit of apple flavors, a bit of honeysuckle, tart and acidic with a bit of citrus (lime).
I have bought this wine three times because I like it so much! The nose has a subtle sweetness and is crisp, which is exactly how it tastes. This wine has a slightly tart finish and a hint of mineral. I have paired it successfully with asian and light pasta dishes (with a tangy goat cheese). It's very refreshing.
Nicely balanced acidity with crisp fruits and a slight minerality, with a tinge of sweetness. Lovely riesling. Not super impressive, but nice.
Drunk at the Morton's Riedel tasting.
This wine makes no sense at all, as there is no relation between price and quality. Just a lame lemonade for more than 20 bucks. PS: I love Riesling!
More Yellow in color smells of grapes and taste like a sour grape or apple. Makes me pucker.
External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Columbia Valley Eroica
Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling 2007: Ausbau in Stahltanks, Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 6-8°C, lagerfähig 6 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Washington StateWeingut: Chateau Ste. MichelleRebsorte: 100% RieslingRestzucker: 22,5g/LiterRestsäure: 7,75g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 12,5 % Weißwein
Food Pairings for Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Columbia Valley Eroica
“This Eroica shows the crisp acidity of the 2007 vintage, which was the best acidity holding year I have seen in my five years being involved in Eroica. The wine delivers mandarin orange and sweet lime aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. The cooler September, along with selecting fruit from higher elevation and cooler sites, contributed to the mouth-watering acidity balanced by beautiful Washington Riesling fruit. I have found this wine to be an amazing pairing with sweet, flavorful Dungeness crab.”
|Alcohol: 12%||pH: 3|
|Sugar: 21.5 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 7.8 grams per liter|