LONG SHADOWS POET’S LEAP RIESLING
Poet’s Leap Riesling is a fresh and vibrant wine with fragrant jasmine and citrus peel aromatics combined with flavors of white peach, kumquat and ripe stone fruits. The wine’s racy natural acidity, and a pleasant streak of minerality, provide a balanced mouthfeel and long, clean finish
- Size: .750L
94 Points, WINE ENTHUSIAST, Editors’ Choice, Top 100 Best Buys 2023
How do I love thee? Let me sip the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height of your aromas and flavors of spicy baked pear, passion fruit, chilled Golden Delicious apple slices and ginger. Your acidity adds a glow to my palate, after which a trace of petrol drives me home. Editors’ Choice, Best Buy.
93 Points, OWEN BARGREEN
Deeply concentrated, with terrific underlying finesse, this outstanding Riesling shows kiwi, wet slate and shades of lemon blossom on the nose. The viscosity is sensational here as layers of lemon oil, pink grapefruit and wet stone all combine, with a fantastic underlying minerality.
93 Points, INTERNATIONAL WINE REPORT
Always one of my favorite white wines coming out of Washington, this wine made by winemaker Gilles Nicault is such an incredible value for the money year after year. Notes of candied white peach, Key Lime zest, crushed wet gravel, and a hint of tangerine oil permeate the palate. Showing just a touch off-dry to help counteract the expansive acidity, this wine should age for 1-2 decades under proper cellaring.
92 Points, JEB DUNNUCK
Bright citrus, rosemary, honeyed lime, and some minerality all emerge from the 2021 Riesling Poet’s Leap, another bright, refreshing, balanced, impeccably made example of this cuvée from Long Shadows. With solid mid-palate richness and nicely integrated acidity, you can safely drink bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years, it’s that age-worthy.
92 Points, JAMES SUCKLING
Notes of dried apples and sliced pears with honeysuckle and honey. Medium to full-bodied with ripe, creamy stone fruit and vivid acidity. Fruity and slightly off-dry with a flavorful finish.