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Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Eroica 2012

Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Eroica 2012

Sku: 013097

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 sinewy from German inspiration. Named for Beethoven`s Third Symphony, Eroica is truly a concert of Old World and New World Riesling.

2011: 90 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate. "The SteMichelle-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. Plan to enjoy this outstanding value over the next half dozen or so years, and I would not be at all surprised to witness it benefiting from bottle age."

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Total acidity 0.73 g/100 ml pH 3.02 Alcohol 12.0% Residual sugar 1.7 g/100 ml Bottling date February 2003

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