Long Shadows Poet's Leap Riesling 2007

Long Shadows has become, in a short time, one of the premier wineries in Washington state (see 2008 Walla Walla Spring Release report). Former Stimson-Lane CEO Allen Shoup works with renowned winemakers from around the world for this venture. Each winemaker creates a single wine using Washington fruit. Add resident winemaker Gilles Nicault to shepherd all of the wines along (Nicault also makes his own fabulous Chester-Kidder red blend), and the results are dazzling.

The Poet’s Leap Riesling is made by Armin Diel, one of Germany’s most highly regarded Riesling producers. While I did not find this year’s offering - just released - quite as compelling as last year’s, it is still a good, very well made wine.







Poet’s Leap Riesling 2007

A complex nose with honey, pear, apple, white grapefruit, peaches, and mineral notes. A thick wine that coats the mouth. A bit more tart than the 2006. 12.9% alcohol. 1,904 cases produced. Recommended.


Sean P. Sullivan

1 comment:

  1. Nasty oaky after taste! Washington state has the climate to produce great Riesling grapes. Why do our local wineries insist on adding oak to them? The Mosel region in Germany produces sophisticated, complex refreshing, dry, fruity wines from these same grapes.