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Eroica Riesling 2009

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

For the first this Ste. Michelle/Ernst Loosen collaboration is sourced predominantly from Yakima Valley vineyards. It is dried, more minerally than past vintages, with crisp, elegant pineapple, white peach and green apple fruit. Tight and beautifully structured, it shows surprising power through the long, crystalline finish.

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Region: USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley

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Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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External Reviews for Eroica Riesling

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

For the first this Ste. Michelle/Ernst Loosen collaboration is sourced predominantly from Yakima Valley vineyards. It is dried, more minerally than past vintages, with crisp, elegant pineapple, white peach and green apple fruit. Tight and beautifully structured, it shows surprising power through the long, crystalline finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Pale color. Floral aromas of apple, peach, pear and apricot. Rich, spicy and fairly dry, with a tactile texture and bright framing acidity. Not especially complex but nicely concentrated shows good but not outstanding flavor development. Finishes with hints of dusty stone and earth.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Ripe, fresh and juicy, with immense generosity, brimming with mineral-scented, honey-kissed apricot and peach flavors, supple on the finish and nicely laced with just enough acidity to keep it long and lively. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

This is consistently the most concentrated, complex and stylish Riesling made in Washington. In this excellent year it shows ripe pineapple, white peach and lime fruit, set up beautifully with crisp, defining acids. Balanced and intensely fragrant, with the alcohol a refreshing 12%.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Graceful and subtle, with lively support for its stony green apple and delicate apricot flavor, finishing dry but with a caramel note that makes it all the more intriguing. Impressive for the way it knits together. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

A collaborative effort with Ernst Loosen, of the Dr. Loosen estate. Bright, intensely flavored grapes are given special handling (night harvest, no crusher/destemmer, slow-fermenting yeasts) and deliver a complex, fleshy and layered Riesling. This bottling is a bit more forward and juicy than past vintages have been.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Aromas of ginger, quinine, wisteria, mace and nutmeg. Brisk, juicy and flavorful, with intriguing suggestions of minerals, flowers, earth and gingery spices. Perked by some unabsorbed CO2. Not quite complex enough for an outstanding rating, but this offers plenty of varietal character.


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