Eroica Riesling 2009

Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 107988
  • WE94
  • W&S92
  • WS90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

This Riesling exudes mandarin orange and sweet lime aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. After a decade we have truly found our 'Eroica style,' striving for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced minerality.

Critical Acclaim

"This wine just gets better with every new vintage. Young and fresh, it hits the palate with lip-puckering acidity, rolling on flavors of lemons, oranges, citrus rind, and then into mango and papaya. Though the residual sugar is listed at 1.6%, it shows only in a pleasing roundness in the lengthy finish. Delicious now, but entirely cellar-worthy for a decade or longer."
94 Points

"Pretty, bright, clean and harmonious, this young riesling suggests herb and lemon in its scent, with freshness and drive propelling the wine across the palate. It's composed, if a little linear at the moment. No question it will fill out in the cellar; then serve with veal loin."
92 Points

"Light and tart, the acidity balanced against gentle sweetness as the tangy grapefruit and apple flavors linger beautifully. Drink now through 2019."
90 Points

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Rating:
(10/27/2011)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Love this wine. Goes well with food or just to sit and have a refreshing glass of wine.
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Rod Colson - Colchester, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/16/2011)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Perfect balance of acidity for my taste. Even if you don't like rieslings give this one a try.
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Rating:
(7/26/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
Excellent Riesling, just enough sweetness and just enough acidity. Overall just great
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Learn About Eroica

Launched in 1999, Eroica is a labor of love for two of the world's great Riesling producers. One from the Old World, Dr. Loosen estate of Germany, and the other from the New World, Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington state. An intermingling of Old and New World philosophies and technique enables the crafting of an extraordinary Riesling from Washington state grapes. Named for...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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