Poet's Leap Riesling 2009

Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 105614
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Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's 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.

Critical Acclaim

"With residual sugar at about 1.35%, this balances the acidity without seeming sweet. Hand-picked and whole-cluster pressed, this immaculate, fresh, generous and stylish riesling (from Long Shadows) is always at the top of the list of Washington's best. Loaded with grapefruit, citruis and stone flavors, it cleans the palate and piles on the details as it rolls into a finish that lingers for well over a full minute.Editor's choice."
95 Points

"Graceful and elegant, the '09 from Poet's leap is more focused than in previous vintages. Its aromas are a study in apple and pear, marked by a fine, leesy top note. The flavors attack with citrus and passionfruit and then lengthen into Asian pear, relaxing into creaminess as minerality brings the wine home. A lot of wine for the money. Serve it with sole."
93 Points

"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. "
91 Points

"Light and tangy, balancing its grapefruit and peach flavors against a delicate sweetness, finishing with verve. Drink now through 2013. 3,200 cases made."
90 Points

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Rating:
(10/27/2011)
great- hot day on the deck
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J.E.B. - Charlottesville, VA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/10/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
Clear, crisp, slightly sweet but with lots of melon and citrus flavor. Very good.
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Rating:
(6/11/2011)
Very fresh, appealing Riesling from Washington. Would highly recommend. Just as good as last years'.
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Learn About Poet's Leap Map ItMap It

Armin Diel, one of Germany"s most highly acclaimed Riesling producers, brings his winemaking talents from the famed Nahe region to Washington State"s Columbia Valley. Poet"s Leap is one of seven distinct wines from the Long Shadows Vintners Collection. Poet"s Leap Riesling is fermented off-dry, offering flavors of freshly peeled grapefruit, appealing minerality and hints of ripe...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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