Chateau Ste. Michelle and Dr. Loosen 2012 Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley, $20

By on November 9, 2013

chateau-ste-michelle-loosen-riesling-bottleHere marks the 14th vintage of this special collaboration between famed German producer and Chateau Ste. Michelle, a production that help spark excitement in Riesling within the United States. Vineyard sources lead with Viewcrest and the estate Horse Heaven, but the list of contributing sites includes Lawrence, Zillah Ranch, Gamache, Jacona, Archie Den Hoed and Tsillan Cellars. They bring pretty aromas of dusty apples and pears, rosewater, cloves and herbs. There’s great balance on the palate with Golden Delicious apple and Asian pear flavors, backed by yellow grapefruit to make for a juicy finish to the 1.7% residual sugar.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 31,000 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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