Chateau Ste Michelle and Dr. Loosen "Eroica" Riesling 2019
(Columbia Valley, Washington) - [W&S 92] [WE 92] [WS 91, #42 Top 100 Of 2021] [JD 91]
Regular price $25.00 Sale price $19.97 Save $5.03
About This Wine:
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.
W I N E M A K I N G
~ 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/de-stemmer.
~ 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.
Total acidity: 0.73 g/100ml
Residual sugar: 1.18 g/100ml
Blend: 100% Riesling
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - Wine & Spirits:
"The flagship wine from this joint partnership is almost idealized as a Washington riesling, a wine that’s always about sunniness. The 2019 smells of citrus with talc-like, tangy lemon-lime scents that carry through the wine with a breezy elegance, the flavors kinetic in their lightness and energy, the finish tangy and bright, for oven-roasted turbot."
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
“The aromas are reserved, with notes of lime, flower, wet slate and herb. The dried Nestea lemon iced tea flavors are center focused initially, broadening over time. It's a touch off-dry, barely perceptible given the big blast of acidity behind it. Pair it with lemongrass curried chicken.”
91 Points, #42 Top 100 Of 2021 - Wine Spectator:
“This fresh and lovely Riesling is crisp yet supple, with notes of orange blossom, petrol and floral peach that linger on the long finish."
91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2019 Riesling Eroica is outstanding, and certainly up with the finest examples of the variety coming out of the United States today. Classic notes of green citrus, lychee, petrol, and crushed rocks define the nose, and it’s medium-bodied, with a racy spine of acidity, plenty of balancing sweetness, and a crisp finish. "