Poet’s Leap 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $20

By on July 11, 2013

Poets Leap in Walla Walla is part of Long Shadows Vintners.This label for Long Shadows Vintners in Walla Walla is a collaboration between former Ste. Michelle Wine Estates boss Allen Shoup and famed German winemaker Armin Diel. They came together a decade ago to craft a Washington wine with an international perspective. This is the latest version, and it is superb. It opens with aromas of lemon, lime and slate, followed by flavors of Granny Smith apple and minerality. It’s a rich, round wine without being sweet.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,575 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

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