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    Poet's Leap Riesling 2008
    Riesling - Columbia Valley, Washington


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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Wine & Spirits, 92 Connoisseurs' Guide

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Riesling

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Light & Crisp

    Item no. 99105

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Freshly peeled grapefruit, an appealing minerality, and a hint of ripe pear define the 2008 Poet's Leap Riesling. Bright acidity gives the wine its vibrancy and a clean, underlying touch of sweetness contributes to a lengthy finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The Poet's Leap Riesling continues its string of outstanding vintages, once again exceptionally concentrated and complex. The high-acid 2008 vintage adds extra juicy vibrancy to the fruit, giving the wine an impression of dryness (though it is a bit over 1% residual sugar) and a dense, layered fruit component. A mix of old vine and German clones, this is a superb effort. Editors' Choice.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Poet's Leap is the Long Shadows riesling project with German producer Armin Diel; it hails from multiple vineyard sources in 2008, including Wallula's biodynamic blocks. The style is plush, with citrus accents and hints of lees, and a texture that feels broad and immensely satisfying. The balance never falters, as if on guide wires; it's fine, poised for grilled char.

    92 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    A tighter style is displayed by this slightly sweet bottling whose Riesling floweriness and Fuji apple prettiness are on display from the very first sniff. Acidity keeps the wine somewhat sleek, crisp and lively on the palate, and while it will could work as a stand-alone aperitif drink for those who like the minerally side of the grape, it has the depth and inner structure to be happy alongside dishes like sauteed sea scallops wrapped in a piece of smoky bacon. A very good Riesling now, it will find a lot more roundness with a few years in bottle.

    92 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide
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    User Reviews:

    Steven Washuta (9/29/2010)
    This is a really great Riesling, maybe the best I've ever had. It has great minerality on the nose and a perfect balance between acid and sugar.
    dalechmd (2/9/2012)

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