Graceful and subtle, with lively support for its stony green apple and delicate apricot flavor, finishing dry but with a caramel note that makes it all the more intriguing. Impressive for the way it knits together. Drink now through 2008. 18,000 cases made. (HS)
An intriguing nose of beeswax, peach and white flowers. Titillating acidity keeps this wine fresh and easy to drink, while the finish has a distinct taste of lime juice.
Eroica is truly one of the great wines of this century. Perfectly balanced with bright flavor and the perfect sweetness.
Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition, when the Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company were formed. They merged in 1954 to form American Wine Growers. In 1967, American Wine Growers began a new line of premium vinifera wines called “Ste. Michelle Vintners” under the direction of legendary California winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff.
Ste. Michelle Vintners planted its first vines at Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. Cold Creek remains one of the oldest and most renowned vineyards in the state. We now own more than 3,500 prime vineyard acres in the Columbia Valley.