Columbia Valley, Washington
The 2019 Poet’s Leap Riesling is a blend of two distinct vineyards. German clones from The Benches in the Horse Heaven Hills provide mouthwatering minerality. Sagemoor Farms in the Columbia Valley, just outside of the Tri-Cities, contributes delicious citrus aromas and flavors and gives the wine appealing acidity.
Small lots of handpicked grapes were sorted and gently whole cluster pressed to avoid imparting bitterness, then fermented in stainless steel tanks at a cool 60°F to preserve fresh fruit aromas and flavors. Once fermentation was complete, the winemaking team carefully evaluated each lot, assembling a perfectly balanced wine for the final blend.
90 points - Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media