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The 2011 Eroica Riesling exhibits aromas and flavors of white peach, grapefruit and sweet lime with subtle mineral no...Read more...
16.66 grams per liter residual sugar Big lime and lemon aromas greet the nose layered over a nice mineral base note with a hint of steel and some... Read more
Sweet, candied lime peel, apricot and apple aromas are layered on the nose. Noticeably sweet on entry, this has fine acid balance lending a transpa... Read more
Rather white peachy on the nose with underlying notes of fresh apple sauce and sweet sage leaf. Moderately sweet on entry with a lot of acidity mak... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Eroica Dr Loosen Columbia Valley
16.66 grams per liter residual sugar Big lime and lemon aromas greet the nose layered over a nice mineral base note with a hint of steel and some heathery floral highlights. Bright juicy acids lend an almost firm feel to this on the palate which shows that hint of sweet roundness balance with the steely mineral acids. Clear and fresh on the palate with lots of mineral character balanced by slightly under-ripe peach fruit and a hint of mango that emerges on the moderately long finish. 89pts
Sweet, candied lime peel, apricot and apple aromas are layered on the nose. Noticeably sweet on entry, this has fine acid balance lending a transparent feel in the mouth and taking the edge right off the sweetness. The result is a medium-bodied, lime-based mid-palate with a touch of herb and apple peel complexity that extends over the moderately long finish. Nicely balanced and fresh if a touch simple, this checks all the boxes. 85pts
Rather white peachy on the nose with underlying notes of fresh apple sauce and sweet sage leaf. Moderately sweet on entry with a lot of acidity making this vibrant and zesty on the palate. The fruit has a slightly tropical, exotic edge to it, showing off papaya and guava notes with a touch of ruby red grapefruit underneath. The grapefruit and some lime pith and mineral notes take over on the long finish that ends with a touch of mouth-cleansing astringency. This really is quite attractive, it just lacks a bit of life in the mouth. 88pts
This smells downright seductive with nuanced notes of crisp baking apple, mineral, almost a touch of spicy cinnamon, with notes of lemon verbena and bay leaf. While not totally dry this is blessed with very assertive acids that help reinforce the wonderful deep and fresh core of wild apple fruit with deep mineral cut and lovely precision that extends over the long finish. This is just so zesty and pure with a wonderful vibrancy that makes is delicious on it’s own and a great match for lightly salty/fatty bites like prosciutto or mature washed rind cheeses. 91pts
Really nice riesling from Chateau Ste. Michelle. Just a hint of petrol on the nose with some lemon zest. On the palate there's some nice ripe apricot, honeysuckle, tangerine and a bit of flint. This has a nice bit of acidity along with a touch of stone that balances well with the medium to low alcohol (12%).
The 2012 Eroica Riesling offers sweet lime and peach aromas with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. Eroica is a blended statement of the finest Riesling vineyards in the state. ~ Bob Bertheau, Winemaker ~
melons, peaches, very aromatic and balanced well. Would go great with spicy thai food!
Very nice wine!
I had a glass of this at a restaurant in Seattle. It was very tasty!
My husband and I really love this wine, and he's not a wine guy! Perfect price and fantastic flavors. Not too alcoholic and strong sweetness and fruit flavors. Can't go wrong with this one!
External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Eroica Dr Loosen Columbia Valley
The best Eroicas glide across the palate with a drive informed by lime zest and apple, all held by a mineral tether. This 2012 by contrast, while not lacking for energy, lingers beautifully, its scents going more the route of grapefruit and apple, the flavors weightier, the hint of petrol giving the wine intensity, length, even gravitas.
Continuing a long-running streak of excellence, the latest vintage of Eroica blends fruit from vineyards in the Lake Chelan, Yakima Valley, Royal Slope and Horse Heaven Hills regions. It’s a rich mix of peach and papaya, creamy and slightly sweet (16.6 g/L). The citrusy acids keep a fine edge on the lush flavors.
Light and open-textured, with a touch of sweetness to the apple and green olive flavors, weaving a floral note into the deftly balanced finish. Drink now through 2016.
Our new Eroica Gold Riesling offers the best of both worlds, the bright natural acidity of our original Eroica with concentrated, ripe fruit flavors and a touch of sweetness. German winemakers have been making Riesling with Botrytis influence for generations. Eroica Gold combines the trademark Washington acidity with German botrytis influence. The wine offers lush orange marmalade flavors with a crisp finish. - Bob Bertheau, WinemakerTotal acidity: .85g/100mlpH: 2.92Alcohol: 10%Residual sugar: 7.54g/100ml
And last of the whites and one of the top Rieslings I was able to taste from Washington, the 2012 Riesling Eroica offers up racy, well-defined aromas and flavors of star fruit, citrus rind, green apple and edgy minerality on the nose. Medium-bodied, off-dry through the mid-palate and clean and fresh on the finish, it’s a delicious, textbook Riesling that would be a prefect meal starter or to pair up with spicier fare. Drink bottles over the coming handful of years. Drink now–2015.
Exudes mandarin orange and sweet lime aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit.
Complex and compelling, this has a luscious mix of fruits that run the Riesling gamut. It's creamy and textural, fresh and primary, with exceptional aging potential and fine, juicy, natural acidity.
~ 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 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.
The 2011 Eroica Riesling exhibits aromas and flavors of white peach, grapefruit and sweet lime with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. After more than a decade we have truly found our “Eroica style,” striving for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced mineralilty.
|Sugar: 2.28 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 0.82 grams per liter|
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