Each year, this is one of my favorite domestic Rieslings. The Eroica is a project by St. Michelle in which they have used famed German Riesling winemaker, Dr. Loosen, to create a Riesling using Columbia Valley grapes.
The best part is that their most recent effort is St. Michelle's best Eroica that I've tried in the past 10 years. There are typically little variations from year to year in their Eroica but this one has incredible minerality and effervescence. It almost tastes slightly sparkling. The wine is dry, with little sugar content. As we enjoy a few more days of sun, this is the perfect wine for the season, especially as a warm weekend awaits. Pick this one up at QFC, Costco or area wine shops.
2013 Chateau St. Michelle 'Eroica' Riesling- 1.5% Residual sugar on this one, a Kabinette style Riesling. Lemon zest and golden delicious on the nose. Palate has great minerality. Lemon-lime flavors with red delicious, cantaloupe and slate. Outstanding effort, the best Eroica I've had in 10 years. -93