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We Speak Wine USD 17.99 750ml

Eroica Riesling Columbia Valley 2016

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Tasting Notes: Eroica Riesling offers sweet lime and mandarin orange 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. To achieve our Eroica style we strive for bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced mineralilty. - Bob Bertheau, Winemaker Vintage: * The 2016 vintage experienced the best of both worlds with a hot spring and early summer, but also a cool fall season. * Cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in longer hang time for the grapes and the longest harvest on record in Washington State (August 15-November 15). * Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with ripeness and elegance. Vineyards: * Eroica begins in the vineyard with Ernst Loosen and Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker Bob Bertheau collaborating on site selection, irrigation management, crop levels and canopy management. * They work with vineyard managers to adjust yields and manage fruit exposure to prolong the ripening season for added flavor development of these cooler climate vineyards. * Evergreen Vineyard in the Ancient Lakes AVA provided over half of the fruit for the 2016 blend (66%). * Viewcrest, and Jacona vineyards also contributed to the blend. Winemaking: * 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. TA: 0.74 g/100ml pH: 3.01 Alcohol: 12%

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External Reviews for Eroica Riesling Columbia Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
05/09/2018

Tasting Notes: Eroica Riesling offers sweet lime and mandarin orange 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. To achieve our Eroica style we strive for bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced mineralilty. - Bob Bertheau, Winemaker Vintage: * The 2016 vintage experienced the best of both worlds with a hot spring and early summer, but also a cool fall season. * Cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in longer hang time for the grapes and the longest harvest on record in Washington State (August 15-November 15). * Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with ripeness and elegance. Vineyards: * Eroica begins in the vineyard with Ernst Loosen and Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker Bob Bertheau collaborating on site selection, irrigation management, crop levels and canopy management. * They work with vineyard managers to adjust yields and manage fruit exposure to prolong the ripening season for added flavor development of these cooler climate vineyards. * Evergreen Vineyard in the Ancient Lakes AVA provided over half of the fruit for the 2016 blend (66%). * Viewcrest, and Jacona vineyards also contributed to the blend. Winemaking: * 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. TA: 0.74 g/100ml pH: 3.01 Alcohol: 12%



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