Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker, Bob Bertheau, to build programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, near Seattle. The red wines are made at our Canoe Ridge Estate winery in Eastern Washington.
Blind and in Bed; Eroica Wine Lives Up to its Name
Eroica, Erotica, Europa? It’s from Washington State??
The nose was very fresh and clear to me; void of sweet coyness, no honeys, but a cool mineral earthiness. With a Riesling, I expected the sweeter, but the ideal of the dry Riesling came to my mind. Like the color, the first mouthful caught me by surprise. It also was light and fresh, when I had thought to expect a thicker heavier feel. A bright hint of zest and spice exploded and was immediately followed by the cooling sweetness of Eroica. True to its nature, no one really could say it was a dry wine; it could only be a Dry Riesling and I was pleased that I opened it after dinner as the Sheppard’s Pie I made tonight would not have been spicy enough. Still, though, the Chateau Ste. Michelle held its own with a real drinkable delicious flavor. Eroica does not have a Wine Advocate Rating of 91 just based on a great sexy name.
Vinexus - Infinity of Wine Duitsland “This Eroica shows the crisp acidity of the 2007 vintage. The wine delivers mandarin orange and sweet lime aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. The cooler September, along with selecting fruit from higher elevation and cooler sites, contributed to the mouth-watering acidity balanced by beautiful Washington Riesling fruit. I have found this wine to be an amazing pairing with sweet, flavorful Dungeness crab.”- Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker Eroica is the result of a special partnership of German and American winemakers to craft an extraordinary Riesling from Washington state grapes. This is more than a blend of two estates, Dr. Loosen from the Mosel and Chateau Ste. Michelle from the Columbia Valley: It’s an intermingling of Old World and New World philosophy and technique. 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. Named for Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica is truly a concert of Old World and New World Riesling."