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Long Shadows Wineries Riesling Columbia Valley Poet's Leap 2009

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Long Shadows Vintners:
Long Shadows Vintners was founded in 2002 by Washington wine visionary Allen Shoup, who as President and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle from 1984-2000 forged internationally acclaimed winemaking partnerships with Piero Antinori (Col Solare) and Dr. Ernst Loosen (Eroica Riesling). Long Shadows Vintners now builds upon those successes by bringing an elite cadre of the world’s most celebrat... Read more
Long Shadows Vintners was founded in 2002 by Washington wine visionary Allen Shoup, who as President and CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle from 1984-2000 forged internationally acclaimed winemaking partnerships with Piero Antinori (Col Solare) and Dr. Ernst Loosen (Eroica Riesling). Long Shadows Vintners now builds upon those successes by bringing an elite cadre of the world’s most celebrated winemakers from the finest wine regions around the globe to Washington in order to create world class wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington State's Columbia Valley. Each celebrated vintner partners individually with Shoup and resident winemaker Gilles Nicault on a distinct winemaking program to produce a single “best of type” wine under a unique label. These include: Pedestal Merlot by Michel Rolland (international consultant and owner Le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol); Sequel Syrah by John Duval (formerly of Penfold’s Grange, South Australia); Poet’s Leap Riesling by Armin Diel (Schlossgut Diel, Nahe, Germany); Pirouette by Agustin Huneeus (Quintessa, Napa Valley) and Philippe Melka (Vineyard 29, Hundred Acre, Napa Valley); Chester-Kidder by Allen Shoup and Gilles Nicault (former winemaker at Woodward Canyon, Walla Walla Valley); Feather Cabernet Sauvignon by Randy Dunn (Dunn Vineyards, Napa Valley, formerly of Caymus); and Saggi by Ambrogio & Giovanni Folonari (Cabreo, Nozzole, from Chianti Classico and La Fuga, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany). Long Shadows is named in tribute to the stature of this select group of individuals, who continue to shape the wine industry with their benchmark wines and wineries. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Long Shadows Wineries Riesling Columbia Valley Poet's Leap

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
10/31/2011

This is nicely mineral on the nose with sweet backing tones of ripe pear and dried apple fruit. Showing a touch of sugar in it’s roundness, though coming across as fairly dry due to the firma acids here, this is balanced and rich if not terrible large scaled. The fruit flavors, heirloom orchard fruits with a wash or orange marmalade and some attractive spice tones show excellent depth. There’s a nice mineral element on the back end here that adds tension. The orangy tones brighten with some air and lend an orange blossom top note to the inner mouth perfumes. The finish gains a touch of green plum on the moderate long slightly peppery finish. This really grows on my with it’s subtlety. 91pts


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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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3.50 5
10/21/2011

Some nice citrus on the nose...mixed with bubblegum sweetness. Very soft and slightly sweet with some golden apple on the palette; just lovely!


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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2.00 5
10/24/2011

Warm, alcoholy smell. Sour with just a bit of sweetness.


Snooth User: robcantwell
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2.00 5
12/14/2010

Two glasses


External Reviews for Long Shadows Wineries Riesling Columbia Valley Poet's Leap

07/05/2011

"Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. A bit of patience is needed before this very reticent youngster starts to blossom and show what proves to be precise Riesling fruit


11/12/2010

Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. A bit of patience is needed before this very reticent youngster starts to blossom and show what proves to be precise Riesling fruit, but its tantalizing glimpses of fresh pears, green peaches and a certain stony complexity tag it as a very serious wine that is worth any wait. Near-perfect acidity serves as a counterpoint to its modest sugars, and its overall balance is ideal. Its singular sin is that of youth, and it is guaranteed to gain in beauty over the next couple of years.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Further bottle aging can improve this wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Graceful and elegant, the andrsquo;09 from Poetandrsquo;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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Hand-picked and whole cluster pressed, this immaculate, fresh, generous and stylish Riesling is always at the top of the list of Washingtonandrsquo;s best. Loaded with grapefruit, citrus 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.


External Review
11/25/2010

#7 on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2010 Wine Enthusiast. A Riesling wine from Washington in USA. 2009 Poet's Leap Riesling 750ml


External Review
07/06/2011

WE 95pts - WA 91pts - WS 90pts - Winemaker 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. 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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Light and tangy, balancing its grapefruit and peach flavors against a delicate sweetness, finishing with verve. Drink now through 2013.


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