2015 Long Shadows Winery Riesling Poet's Leap

Year: 2015
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :

"Taut, sharply focused and distinctive, with apricot, peach, Meyer lemon and slate elements that glide over an off-dry finish that doesn’t quit. Drink now through 2022. -H.S." (WS)

"The terrific 2015 Riesling Poet’s Leap has 1.2% residual sugar, which is barely noticeable. Juicy, vibrant notes of green apple, citrus and lychee all emerge from this medium-bodied, fresh, clean, deliciously refreshing white that will be incredibly versatile on the dinner table. It will also age gracefully for a decade or more." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Inspired by the great wines of Germany and winemaker Armin Diel, one of the most highly acclaimed Riesling producers and proprietor of the renowned Schlossgut Diel.

The 2015 vintage was another hot growing season that required extra care in the vineyard to preserve the Riesling's fresh, bright character. Building on the success of our canopy management program the last few vintages, we worked with growers throughout the season to encourage growth of the canes and outside foliage to protect against the sun while opening up the fruit zone for even maturation. Warm temperatures in the fall hastened ripening, but the Columbia Valley's cool autumn nights gave us fresh, ripe fruit with balanced natural acidity.

Fresh and lively, the 2015 Poet's Leap is a beautifully balanced wine offering generous kumquat aromas and flavors, complemented by a distinctive streak of minerality. A hint of residual sugar and mouthwatering natural acidity combine to create a vibrant impression that lingers on the finish.