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Professional Ratings: 93 Wine & Spirits, 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine Spectator
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Item no. 90972
Eroica is the result of a special partnership of German and American winemakers to craft an extraordinary Riesling from Washington State grapes. This is more than a blend of two estates, Dr. Loosen from the Mosel and Chateau Ste. Michelle from the Columbia Valley: It's an intermingling of Old World and New World philosophy and technique. 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. Named for Beethoven's Third Symphony, Eroica is truly a concert of Old World and New World Riesling.
"The 2006 Eroica delivers fresh mandarin orange and lime aromas and flavors with subtle
mineral and slate notes. This Eroica shows the warm vintage through its slightly richer,
bolder style than the previous vintage. Although slightly more fruit forward, the 2006 Eroica
still achieves complexity from the diverse mix of vineyards we source from - including higher
elevation vineyards on the fringes of the Columbia Valley, as well as the more traditional older vines from the Yakima Valley."
- Bob Bertheau, Winemaker