Wine of the Week: Eroica Riesling 2015 - $19 from Washington State’s Chateau St. Michelle
Dwight Casimere | 4/27/2017, 11 a.m.
Eroica Riesling ($19) combines Old World technique with modern American attitude. The product of the combined efforts of two winemaking legends, Dr. Ernst Loosen and Washington State's oldest winery, Chateau St. Michelle, the wine has all the finesse and sophistication of a European Riesling with the added dimension of bright, Washington State fruit. The wine is crisp, clean and flavorful with an abundance of ripe pears, fragrant white flowers and hints of tarragon and subtle notes of mandarin orange slices.
This is the perfect wine for summer meals on the patio or outdoor cafe. Perfect with salads, soft cheeses and seafood, it is equally comfortable on the dinner table with a roasted lemon and garlic chicken flavored with Rosemary of Tarragon. Salmon poached in a bit of the wine with a sprig of cilantro or fresh mint is another match made in heaven. Savoring the wine over brunch with a Quiche Lorraine or Goat Cheese Soufflé is another pairing that makes this one a versatile companion. Chateau St. Michelle has a unique container for transporting perfectly chilled wine to your next picnic or lawn seat at Ravinia or Millennium Park for the summer concert season. For more ideas, visit chateaustmichelle.com.