Eroica Riesling 2015

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Launched in 1999, Eroica is a collaboration of two of the world’s great Riesling producers: one from the Old World, Dr. Loosen estate of Germany, and the other from the New World, Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington state. Named for Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica reflects not only its grape variety and Washington State location, but also its heritage: bold and forward from its Washington roots, elegant and refined from German inspiration. Ste. Michelle has championed Riesling for more than 40 years and was among the first to plant Riesling in Washington state. Ste. Michelle catapulted into the national spotlight when their 1972 Johannisberg Riesling won the now-famous Riesling blind tasting sponsored by the Los Angeles Times in 1974. Dr. Loosen in the Mosel Valley of Germany has produced fine Riesling for over two centuries. In 1999, Ernst Loosen approached Chateau Ste Michelle with the idea of joining forces after discovering the winery’s Cold Creek Riesling and Eroica was born.

Eroica is an off-dry Washington Riesling that delivers a unique combination of mandarin orange aromas characteristic of Washington state Rieslings, melded with the mineral, spiced apple and slate notes with lively, crisp acidity associated with German Riesling. The wine’s zesty acidity, combined with a touch of sweetness, makes it a tremendously versatile and food friendly wine. Try Eroica with Asian cuisine, Indian curries, crab, scallops and sushi or a fresh salad. And...the first five Eroica vintages were on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of the Year list!
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Washington
Brand Eroica
Alcohol/vol 12%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Riesling Eroica is another beautiful, pure and racy white that has vibrant acidity, medium-bodied richness and classy notes of lychee nut, petrol and honeyed minerality. Drink this pure, juicy and impeccably balanced beauty over the coming 4-5 years. It will keep for over a decade if you're so inclined as well.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 30, 2017
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorLively and precise, with floral peach and petrol aromas and succulent, crisp flavors of lime and grapefruit. Drink now. 15,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, April 30, 2017

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