Eroica (Chateau Ste Michelle-Dr. Loosen) 2012 Columbia Valley Riesling, $14.44-$20.99, 93 points, poured a light brass/lime green color and trended clear toward the rim.
The aroma was a near perfect amount of petrol and wet stone.
Sleek and refreshing, this white wine from Washington State carried a bounty of subtlety within its light-plus body of good acidity.
Pome flavors with hints of citrus, lemon and lime with slate notes were beautifully balanced with its slightly sweet early palate which transitioned toward dry late and into the long finish of mouth watering acidity, the well integrated 12% alcohol, just a hint of ginger, and its mouth coating of minerality.
This has always been my favorite American Riesling, and though I haven't tasted it for four years, I expected and received nothing less than excellence. The price is less than four years ago, and that's very unusual and appreciated!
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