2008 Horse Heaven Hills Eroica Single Berry Select Riesling Dessert Wine This wine isn’t so much poured as unleashed. It’s ludicrously over the top, crammed with flavor complexity, as concentrated as a multi-puttonyos Tokaji Aszú, but for all that, true to form as a TBA riesling, with heady botrytis scents of saffron and marmalade, and flavors of treacle and apricot syrup. All of that maddening power is carried with aplomb by brilliant, driving acidity, like a linebacker in a tutu. (21 cases) —Patrick J. Comiskey
Top 100 Countdown
Leading up to our Top 100 in San Francisco, our critics are sharing some favorite wines that will be poured at the event. We’re posting a new note each day through October 10th.