If ever there were a wine that shouted HAPPINESS, it’s the Eroica Riesling. From start to finish, its energetic aromas and flavors are the equivalent of a cool breeze on a warm day. This latest release – complete with a 93-point score - is bursting with slightly sweet peach and citrus, balanced out by zippy acidity that’s totally irresistible. For less than $15, you really can’t do better!
Advance notice: The rating and review is to be published in the February 2015 issue.
The 2013 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. To achieve our Eroica style we strive for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced minerality.
Blend: 100% Riesling
Launched in 1999, Eroica is a labor of love for 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. An intermingling of Old and New World philosophies and technique enables the crafting of an extraordinary Riesling from Washington state grapes. Named for Beethoven's Third Symphony, 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.
The first five vintages of Eroica Riesling (1999-2003) were named to Wine Spectator's "Top 100" list.
"I have long believed that a Riesling revival would have to start with a prominent New World winery like Chateau Ste. Michelle."
- Ernst Loosen, Dr. Loosen estate