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    Eroica Riesling 2011
    Riesling - Columbia Valley, Washington

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    • W&S93
    • WE93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 Wine & Spirits, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Riesling

    Alcohol By Volume: 11%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 118664

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2011 Eroica Riesling exhibits aromas and flavors of white peach, grapefruit and sweet lime with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. After more than a decade, the winery has truly found the "Eroica style," striving for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced mineralilty.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Complex and compelling, this has a luscious mix of fruits that run the Riesling gamut. It's creamy and textural, fresh and primary, with exceptional aging potential and fine, juicy, natural acidity. Cellar Selection

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Eroica in a cool vintage is driven by energy and freshness more than fruit, the acidity providing a cool, angular intensity. In this 2011, scents of peach and honeysuckle give way to stone fruit flavors that feel clean and pure, buoyed by a minerality that keeps the wine en pointe. A tremendous success in a vintage that required care and a sophisticated approach to viticulture.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    For thoughts on Chateau Ste Michelle's uniqueness and recent evolution, consult my extensive April, 2013 text designed to introduce recent tasting notes. The Ste Michelle-Loosen 2011 Riesling Eroica is scented with lime, apple blossom, clover, honeydew and mint, and gushes with juicy honeydew and apple fruit, its vivacity and (at 11% alcohol) levity reflecting the long, cool growing season including a summer without the usual hundred-degree heat spikes. But for all of that vivacity and lift, this Riesling is also downright lush, making for a refreshingly sorbet-like, metaphorically cooling impression. Its sweetness – at 22 grams – is perfectly judged to support the fruit but not be obvious or get in the way of the wine’s versatility. While not hugely complex, it's irresistible and impressively persistent, with hints of salt and stone suggesting the basis for future call-and-response.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

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    WineBine (12/23/2012)
    I like this one. I'm not a white wine person, prefer the reds but I love this one.
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    mmartin272 (9/21/2013)
    My wife's favorite white.
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    Sandle (5/7/2013)
    Clean and crisp with lots of apple and a nice finish!
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    Kad (2/6/2013)
    Eroica is our favorite Riesling regardless of price. WE have enjoyed it for many years and this offering from a price perspective can't be beat. It is great to drink on its own or with a meal.
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    Filip (2/2/2013)
    Excellent Wine! Very fresh a fruity. Wine made by Dr. Loosen with technology from German's Mosel in the U.S.A. Better than German's Mosel Riesling.
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    jacarneysr (7/23/2013)
    Sparkling on the palate.
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    bebo123 (2/3/2013)
    nice wine
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    bhaenel (2/6/2013)
    Missing the distinct Riesling flavor. Still in search of a non-NYS Riesling that I like as much as a good NYS, Alsace or German Riesling. This wine was fine, but it lacks the diesel component that I expect in a good Riesling. Pear? Yes. Diesel? Nope.
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    cramnarace (2/24/2013)
    Much sweeter than I expected.
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    Terpdevil (7/22/2013)

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