Eroica Riesling 2012

Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 124582
  • white wine
  • W&S94
  • TP93
  • RP91
Style: Light & Crisp

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

Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

The 2012 Eroica Riesling offers sweet lime and peach aromas with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. Eroica is a blended statement of the finest Riesling vineyards in the state. To achieve our Eroica style we strive for beautiful bright fruit with crisp acidity and enhanced minerality.

Critical Acclaim

"The best Eroicas glide across the palate with a drive informed by lime zest and apple, all held by a mineral tether. This 2012 by contrast, while not lacking for energy, lingers beautifully, its scents going more the route of grapefruit and apple, the flavors weightier, the hint of petrol giving the wine intensity, length, even gravitas. "
94 Points

"Sweet and mouth-filling with a racy acidity that balances this botrytis-enhanced wine beautifully; juicy with lovely flavors and a long finish; a collaboration between Ste. Michelle and Ernst Loosen. "
93 Points

"And last of the whites and one of the top Rieslings I was able to taste from Washington, the 2012 Riesling Eroica offers up racy, well-defined aromas and flavors of star fruit, citrus rind, green apple and edgy minerality on the nose. Medium-bodied, off-dry through the mid-palate and clean and fresh on the finish, it’s a delicious, textbook Riesling that would be a prefect meal starter or to pair up with spicier fare."
91 Points

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Herr Hook - Springfield, VA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/13/2014)
Style: Light & Fruity
This is my third vintage of Eroica with Dr. Loosen, and I am never disappointed. It is marvelously light on the palate and enhances fine food flavors of all varieties, even prime ribs.
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Rating:
(7/29/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
Pair with: Pulled pork, Cole slaw, Potato salad, Vienna sausage
Dis ain't yo daddy's wine! I give this wine a hunnit points! I drink this wit my fav foods, pulled pork, cole slaw, and potato salit! It's a great desert wine too! A shot a cool whip in the mouf and da rest uh da bottle down d-hatch! Pair dis wit a can a sterno and vienya sausagesand it's winner winner, almost chicken dinner! It goes wit everythang. It's all white and it's alright! Bottoms up my bros! Wild Willy out!!!
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x96merrill3 - San Diego, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/1/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
Wonderful light flavor w/o becoming too sweet.
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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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