The 2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Gold Riesling, a collaboration between Washington State's Chateau Ste. Michelle and Germany's Ernst Loosen, offers the best of both worlds: the bright natural acidity of the original Eroica with concentrated, ripe fruit flavors and a touch of sweetness. German winemakers have been making Riesling with Botrytis influence for generations. Eroica Gold combines classic Washington acidity with German botrytis influence. The wine delivers lush orange marmalade
flavors with a crisp finish.
Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
Appellation: Columbia Valley AVA
Residual Sugar: 89.9 g/L
Winemaker: Bob Bertheau
90 Points - Wine Advocate
"Made by a collaboration between Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Bob Bertheau and Ernst Loosen, the 2014 Eroica Riesling Gold is 100% varietal and hits a modest 9.5% natural alcohol with nine grams of residual sugar per 100-milliliters. It has a fresh, crisp bouquet of lychee, sugared lime and a hint of honey that flows to a medium-bodied, perfectly balanced, only moderately sweet-seeming white that will be incredibly versatile on the dinner table over the coming decade." -JD, 6/29/16