Columbia Valley, Washington
The 2020 Poet’s Leap Riesling is a blend of Horse Heaven Hills grapes and a selection of Sagemoor Vineyard’s Columbia Valley sites. German clones from The Benches in the Horse Heaven Hills and Bacchus Vineyard, 15 miles north of Tri-Cities, contribute to the wine’s appealing minerality.
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.
93 points – Wine Enthusiast
93 points – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
92 points - James Suckling