Eroica 2008 Riesling - 92-93pts

Eroica 2008 Riesling (Columbia Valley) Washington State - USA

Availability: Private wine shops
Cost: $20-30
Alcohol: 11.5%
Date Tasted: February 10th, 2011

Tasting Notes: Produced in the Columbia Valley, the Eroica Riesling is a joint venture between Washington State's Chateau Ste Michelle and Germany's Dr. Loosen. The collaboration has produced a spectacular Riesling that manages the balance of sweetness to tartness and fruitiness to minerality with near-perfect precision.

Great concentration and focus on both the intense nose and off-dry palate with abundant citrus, herbs and stonefruit characters. The Eroica, Italian for "heroic", is an epic wine that all Riesling lovers must try. Both easy-drinking and complex, the wine is drinking beautifully its youth but will also reward careful cellaring with further development. Drink 2011-2018.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011

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