Poet's Leap Riesling 2007
The 2007 Poet's Leap Riesling made by Armin Diel of the renowned Schlossgut Diel in the Nahe River Valley of Germany. Medium straw-colored with a greenish tint it offers aromas of fresh apples honey and spring flowers. This splendidly bala"nced wine has lively acidity crisp spicy flavors and excellent length. This Kabinett-styled Riesling should evolve for several years and drink well through 2015." 91 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate "Emphasizes refinement over effusiveness presenting its pear and green apple with hints of warm slate and spicy floral notes edging in gently. Finishes just off-dry. Drink now through 2012." 90 Points Wine Spectator February 28 2009 "With each vintage Armin Diel in his partnership with Long Shadow's Allen Shoup is homing in on Riesling expression from the Columbia Valley. The 2007 from estimable vineyard sources that include Wallula Weinbau and Dionysus is ripe and tropcial leading with peach accents and a wheaty scent of lees. The flavors are exuberant and fresh the textures voluptuous held to a lean contour by a firm talc-like minerality that calls to mind Diel's home turf." 92 Points Wine & Spirits This VinoFina offering contributes 25% of net profits to your Cause of Choice.
Bright and balanced, the 2007 Poet’s Leap Riesling is a clean, refreshing wine with aromas and flavor showcasing the purity of the grape. White peaches, honey, an appealing mineral note, and a hint of ripe apricot are enhanced by the wine’s crisp acidity and fresh, lively finish.