Chateau Ste. Michelle and Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling 2009 was named to Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "100 Must-Have Wines of the Year 2011" list at #42 with a 94 point score.
Editor Paul Gregutt praises Eroica for its quality and ageability.
"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. Editors' Choice"
This year, Wine Enthusiast’s tasting panel reviewed more than 16,000 wines.
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 techniques enables the crafting an extraordinary Riesling from Washington state grapes. Named for Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica reflects not only its variety and site, but also its heritage: bold and forward from its Washington roots, elegant and refined from German inspiration. Crafted by winemakers Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle and Ernst Loosen, of Dr. Loosen estate, Eroica has been setting the bar for American Riesling for more than a decade.
For more information about Eroica, visit Eroicawine.com