2009 Long Shadows Winery Riesling Poet's Leap

Year: 2009
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Advocate: 91
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"The 2009 Poet’s Leap Riesling is light straw-colored with an alluring perfume of flint, spring flowers, white peach, and melon. Made in a Kabinett style (1.35 grams residual sugar), on the palate it is crisp, vibrant, intense, and impeccably balanced. It can be enjoyed over the next 6 years.

Long Shadows and its seven labels, each with its own star winemaker, is just the beginning of Alan Shoup’s visionary project. He has purchased controlling interest in the Wallulla Vineyard from the Den Hoed brothers who developed it and who will continue to manage this huge project on the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River. Shoup has renamed it The Benches. It must be seen to be believed, encompassing 20 miles of road carved through the development. Shoup’s plan is to have each Long Shadow label have its own cave built into the landscape. Some fruit from the Benches is already being incorporated into some of the Long Shadows wines. Armin Diel is the winemaker/partner in the Poet’s Leap label. The Saggi label is produced by Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Inspired by the greatest wines of Germany and crafted by one of Germany's most highly acclaimed Riesling producers, Armin Diel, proprietor of the renowned Schlossgut Diel.

Tasting Notes
Fresh, clean and crisp, the 2009 Poet’s Leap offers generous aromas of fresh citrus, star fruit, kumquat and flint with flavors of ripe melon and white peach that dance on the palate. This is a lively Riesling with just a hint of sweetness, wonderfully balanced by its natural acidity and a clean, racy finish.